Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4393

Incident date

September 22, 2021

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one person was killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra on September 22, 2021. Sources were conflicted as to whether the man killed was a militant or civilian.

According to @ShahbaPress, a civilian was killed and another was wounded in Russian airstrikes on Kansafra.

“Zaman Al-Wasl” reporter said that “two Russian Sukhoi-35 warplanes launched 8 air strikes using high-explosive missiles, targeting the vicinity of the town of “Kansafra”, south of Idlib governorate, which led to the death of one person, in addition to the raids causing extensive damage to the lands. agricultural property of civilians.”

Local sources told Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that “civilians” were injured but did not specify how many. However, they also reported that a member of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Shamwas killed in the strikes and @jamlyyyyy_identified raids as being carried out on the gatherings and headquarters of militants.

Baladi News added that the civilians were wounded to varying degrees and were transferred to medical points in the area.

All of the sources that reported on the strikes attributed them to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • A video documenting the moment Russian warplanes targeted the vicinity of the town of Kansafra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with missiles
  • Russian warplanes renewed their air strikes, this morning, Wednesday, September 22, on the areas of northwestern Syria, targeting the outskirts of the town of Kansafra, south of Idlib. Our teams inspected the targeted sites and made sure that there were no casualties. #whitehelmets
  • Image of alleged Russian raids on Kansafra on September 22, 2021. (Image posted by @dala2el)
  • Image of alleged Russian raids on Kansafra on September 22, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • Image of alleged Russian raids on Kansafra on September 22, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • Image of alleged Russian raids on Kansafra on September 22, 2021. (Image posted by @MMCSYR)

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
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (26) [ collapse]