Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4306

Incident date

May 12, 2021

Location

الكندة, Al Kendeh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.765353, 36.207676 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed (in this incident or in Tardin) and up to six civilians, including a woman and child, were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on al-Kendeh on May 12, 2021.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Syrian Civil Defense both reported that five civilians, including a child, were injured in Russian airstrikes on al-Kendeh village in western Idlib and Tardin area in northern Latakia. However, neither source differentiated  whether the civilians were killed in which location. Zaman Al Wasl also mentioned those injured in both areas, referring to them as ” four shepherds”.

@thiqanewsagency identified “one person was killed and five others, including a girl, were injured” and did not separate whether the killed and injured were in al-Kendeh or Tardin.

A tweet from @IbnAlarabi15 put the civilian injuries in al-Kendeh at six, tweeting “six civilians, including children and women, were injured in Russian air strikes targeting the vicinity of the village of #Al-Kinda.”

All sources blamed the airstrikes on Russia.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–6
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: Five civilians, including a child, were wounded by Russian air strikes in conjunction with artillery and missile strikes by the regime forces targeting this evening, Wednesday, May 12, the vicinity of the village of Al-Kinda, west of Idlib, and the area of Tardin, north of Lattakia. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: Five civilians, including a child, were wounded by Russian air strikes in conjunction with artillery and missile strikes by the regime forces targeting this evening, Wednesday, May 12, the vicinity of the village of Al-Kinda, west of Idlib, and the area of Tardin, north of Lattakia. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: Five civilians, including a child, were wounded by Russian air strikes in conjunction with artillery and missile strikes by the regime forces targeting this evening, Wednesday, May 12, the vicinity of the village of Al-Kinda, west of Idlib, and the area of Tardin, north of Lattakia. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Kendeh (الكندة), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.765353, 36.207676. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–6
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]