Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3979

Incident date

December 4, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafrsijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were killed and two or three others injured by alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Kafrsijna, Idlib governorate, on December 4th, 2019, according to several local sources.

A Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) volunteer told Smart News that “Russian warplanes targeted a group of workers who were working in the olive harvest in the village of Kafrsijna south of Idlib city, killing three of them and wounding three others”. The source added that the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital and that SCD volunteers were still searching the site of the bombing for victims underneath the rubble. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, there was a child among the killed victims.

Idlib Plus reported three killed and three wounded men. The Step News Agency correspondent reported the same number of killed civilians, but only two injured civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hasan al Sbeih Age unknown male killed
  • Fahd Abdullah al Sbeih Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Naser al Ja’man Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]