Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4487

Incident date

November 6, 2022

Location

كفرلاتا, Kafar Lata, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and three others were reportedly wounded when a Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling targeted the village of Kafr Lata in the southern Idlib countryside, Syria, on November 6th 2022.

The civilian was reported as Ahmed Jamal Al-Sheikh, also known as Ahmad Jamal Qalli in other reports, aged 45, and was reportedly killed when he was picking olives in agricultural land. The Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported that the artillery shells landed near a group of civilians who were picking olives in an orchard.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that this attack was “in conjunction” with the similar shelling targeting the outskirts of Kansafra village nearby.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Jamal Al-Sheikh 45 years old male also known as Ahmad Jamal Qalli in other reports killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • "One civilian killed in Syrian regime bombardment in southern Idlib, November 6 Ahmad Jamal Qalli, aged 45, from Kafrlata village, southern Idlib governorate" (Image via SNHR)
  • "A civilian was killed while he was picking olives as a result of artillery shelling by the regime and Russia forces targeting the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib today, Sunday, November 6, in conjunction with similar shelling targeting the outskirts of Kansafra village in the same countryside." (Image via Syrian Civil Defense / Twitter)

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]