Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4410

Incident date

November 1, 2021

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.658546, 36.484314 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling outside of Kansafra on November 1, 2021.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a young man was seriously injured in artillery shelling that targeted workers while they were harvesting the olive crop outside of Kansafra. The injured man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Multiple local sources, including @MasarPressNet, reported that “civilians” were wounded and @jisrtv referred to “several civilians” but did not specify how many civilians were involved.

North Press Agency put the injury toll from the shelling at three people, including one who was in critical condition, and identified the location as being a workshop working with olive picking. They added that the shelling resulting in partially damaging the homes of residents in the area.

A tweet from @Click_Syria reported that at the time, the Syrian Army was bombing fortifications of “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” near Kansafra.

The majority of sources attributed the artillery shelling to the regime forces. However, @Almohrar1 identified Russia as being responsible.

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
    1–3
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteers treat a young man injured in strikes on Kansafra on November 1, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Kansafra (كنصفرة), for which the generic coordinates are:35.658546, 36.484314. 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

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
    1–3
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]