Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3997

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

كفرومة, Kafrouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One man was reportedly wounded in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Kafrouma, Idlib governate on December 7th, 2019, according to local reports.

Mohamad Rasheed said one man was injured in Kafrouma by Russian airstrikes and barrel bombs.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that Russian aircraft had carried out strikes on Kafruma on December 7th, 2019.

A correspondent for Zaitun Media Agency said: “Since the early morning hours, Russian warplanes and Syrian helicopters bombed the villages and towns of “Kafr Sijnah, Hazarin, Trisha, Al Halba, Kafr Nabl, Hass, Hassem, Karsa, Kafruma, Balshon, Bazabour, and Urm Al Jouz in the southern and eastern Idlib countryside”.

@ media_idlib reported that members of the Syrian White Helmets had put out a fire and made entry into a house in Kafrouma after Russian aircraft targeted residential neighborhoods with several air raids

@syrian191124 said the Russian strikes had resulted in extensive damage to the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque.

 

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A member of the Syrian White Helmets puts out a fire following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Kafrouma, Idlib governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @ media_idlib)
  • A member of the Syrian White Helmets puts out a fire following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Kafrouma, Idlib governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @ media_idlib)
  • A member of the Syrian White Helmets puts out a fire following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Kafrouma, Idlib governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @ media_idlib)
  • A member of the Syrian White Helmets puts out a fire following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Kafrouma, Idlib governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @ media_idlib)
  • Damage to the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Kafrouma, Idlib governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @syrian191124)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]