Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3978C

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

كفرشلايا, Kafar Shlaya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was injured in alleged Russian and/or Syrian air- and artillery strikes on a mosque in the village of Kafar Shlaya, Idlib governorate, on December 3rd, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian and Assad warplanes and helicopters launched dozens of airstrikes amid artillery and rocket shelling” on dozens of cities and villages in Idlib governorate.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs near Kafr Shlaya Mosque in Kafr Shlaya village in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially damaging its building and furniture, on December 3”.

The Facebook page, Kafar Shlaya News, uploaded images following the strike that appeared to show damage to a vehicle and a residential home.

Most sources implicated the Syrian regime as being responsible for the strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A vehicle is seen covered in rubble after an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike which targeted the village of Kafr Shalaya on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by the Kafar Shlaya News Facebook page)
  • A vehicle is seen covered in rubble after an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike which targeted the village of Kafr Shalaya on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by the Kafar Shlaya News Facebook page)
  • Material damage to a property, following an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike, in the village of Kafr Shalaya on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by the Kafar Shlaya News Facebook page)
  • Material damage to a property, following an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike, in the village of Kafr Shalaya on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by the Kafar Shlaya News Facebook page)
  • People search amongst the rubble following an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike in the village of Kafr Shalaya on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by the Kafar Shlaya News Facebook page)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]