Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4391

Incident date

September 18, 2021

Location

الكندة, Al Kinda, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a man, was killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Kinda on September 6, 2021.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, one civilian was killed in Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Kinda.

Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the name of the civilian killed: Loay al Hajji. They also added that the strikes on Al Kinda seriously damaged multiple civilian homes, with @abo_aljod84 identifying the area that was bombed as being a residential neighborhood.

@anasanas84 added that Loay was out working to support his family when he was killed and a tweet from @mahmad_al_ommr identified Loay’s job as cutting firewood.

Various sources reported that others were injured in the airstrikes but did not identify how many civilians were injured.

The correspondent of “Zaman Al-Wasl” pointed out that two air raids were carried out on the center of the village of Al Kinda, resulting in casualties, while “4 other air raids targeted the outskirts of the town, which caused widespread destruction of civilian property, without causing any human casualties”.

All of the sources that reported on the airstrikes attributed them to Russia, with only Enab Baladi News referring to “joint bombing of the regime forces and Russia”. A tweet from @jisrtv identified vacuum missiles as being used in the attack while Baladi News referred to “high-explosive missiles”.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (35) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Russian air strikes since this morning, Saturday, September 18, targeted areas in the southern and western countryside of Idlib, causing the death of a civilian in the town of Al-Kanda in the western countryside.
  • White Helmets remove the body of a civilian killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    Graphic image of the body of Loay al Hajji, killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by @mhmdfaisel)
  • Loay al Hajji, killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Kinda on September 18, 2021. (Image posted by @z0UdP8TRY3EZAix)

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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (35) [ collapse]