Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4313

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

كفرلاتا, Kafrlata, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.802342, 36.625139 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and 10 others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes and artillery strikes on Kafrlata on June 12, 2021.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, “on June 12, a shell fired by Syrian regime artillery forces exploded near a house in Kafr Lata village in the south Ariha city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, injuring several civilians. As other families rushed to the scene to treat the injured, the artillery forces shelled the site again, killing one civilian, named as Sanad Ali Haj Yousef, and injuring approximately ten others.” @syr_television added that the civilian killed was a “displaced person”.

@OGNreports tweeted that “one civilian has been killed and 10 others wounded in the village of Kafr Lata”. Syrian Civil Defense also reported that one civilian was killed, adding that 10 others were wounded “including two children this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces”.

The majority of other sources also identified 10 civilians as being injured. However, @rdwanalshhwan reported the low number that four civilians were wounded and Nedaa post gave the high number of 11 civilians injured.

Shaam News added that among those injured were “serious cases”.

Jesr Press reported that “local sources said that a Russian “Krassenbul” missile targeted a civilian car in the town of Kafr Lata”.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russia was responsible.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–11
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (23) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Caption translation: A string of villages in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of southern #Idlib have come under continuous heavy artillery shelling by the Assad regime and Russian occupation militias this morning. One civilian has been killed and 10 others wounded in the village of Kafr Lata. #Syria (Image posted by @OGNreports)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Image of the hospital where injured civilians were taken following airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage to a vehicle and the blood from an injured civilian caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of a man injured in the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
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    An image of the injured being treated in a medical facility following airstrikes on Kafrlata on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @Hamoudi_Free_Sy)
  • Live | Dead and wounded in artillery shelling of the regime forces in Kafr Lata in the southern Idlib countryside More with our correspondent from there Ahmed Amin #Syria_TV
  • A civilian was killed and 10 others were wounded as a result of artillery shelling by the Syrian regime forces on the town of "Kafr Lata" in Idlib countryside 🗓 12/6/2021 📌 Kafr Lata - Idlib
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    An image of one of the injured civilians being treated in a medical facility following airstrikes on Kafrlata on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @rdwanalshhwan)
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    A graphic image of one of the injured civilians being treated in a medical facility following airstrikes on Kafrlata on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @8042EX6U98q4ciL)
  • Image of Sanad Ali Hajj Yusuf, killed in strikes on Kafrlata on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by Gomha Al Shamali via Facebook)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafrlata (كفرلاتا). Analyzing audio-vidual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 35.802342, 36.625139.

  • Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafrlata (كفرلاتا). Analyzing audio-vidual material from sources we have narrowed these down to an exact location.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Almodon

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–11
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]