Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1999

Incident date

March 21, 2017

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafr Sajna, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.52447, 36.590051 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians including one child were reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Sajna, according to local media sources.

All of the sources who attributed responsibility for the event stated that it was Russian warplanes that struck Kafr Sajna that day.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on Al Gharbi neighbourhood in Kafr Sajna village”.

Local Kafr Sajna identified the three victims.

Some of the sources indicate that other civilians were wounded during the attack, but none of them said how many.

@EdlibNN tweeted that there was “a martyr and wounded by an airstrike from Russian warplanes,” however, other sources indicate that the young girl was initially wounded and died later that day, raising the death toll. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Martyrdom: Abdul Sattar Kandah Kamel Ahmed Kandah The child, Hanadi Kamel Kandah I am to God and to him I return the speedy recovery of the wounded and the mercy and forgiveness of the martyrs and the patience and solace of their descendants"
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    One of the civilians, Abdul Sattar Kundah, who died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Sajna, 21st March 2017. (Via: Younus Kandah).
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    One of the civilians, Abdul Sattar Kundah, who died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Sajna, 21st March 2017. (Via: Younus Kandah).
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    One of the civilians, Abdul Sattar Kundah, who died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Sajna, 21st March 2017. (Via: Younus Kandah).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between March 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

Sources (9) [ collapse]