Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4269

Incident date

July 7, 2020

Location

كفر عويد, Kara Awaid, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were reported injured in  Kara Awaid in Idlib on July 7th, 2020 in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery shelling.

At first, @BelalBayoush90 tweeted that “Assad’s forces, with heavy artillery and rocket launchers targeted today the town of Kafar Awaid, which resulted in the injury of two people.”

Later, @abdulrhman570 raised the casualties toll to four. “Four civilians were wounded inside the town of Kafr Awaid due to artillery shelling by the Russian occupation militia in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib.”

No further information is available at the moment.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]