Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2471

Incident date

September 19, 2017

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabl, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6155094, 36.5471898 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A child was injured in the city of Kafr Nabl as missiles struck a hospital, a local council building, and a civil defence centre, local sources reported.

The city was hit by three separate attacks with both Russian and Syrian forces reported to be involved. Flight analysis by the Syrian Archive identified a number of flights likely to be responsible for the attack – all of them Russian. However the organisation noted they may still have been operated by the Syrian air force.

Hand in Hand for Syria, a charity registered in the United Kingdom and run by British Syrians, operated at the hospital. One staff member told Smart News: “We were working on an emergency when the air strike took place but no one was injured. One girl was hit in the back as she was standing outside the hospital.”

The Civil Defense center was also stuck, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, damaging the building and three cars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Three cars at the Civil Defense were damaged in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nabl, Sept 19th (via SN4HR)
    http://sn4hr.org/sites/news/2017/09/19/suspected-russian-forces-shelled-civil-defense-center-kafr-nobbol-city-idlib-governorate-september-19/
  • Destroyed local council building following an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nabl, Sept 19th (via SN4HR)
    http://sn4hr.org/sites/news/2017/09/19/russian-forces-shelled-building-local-council-kafr-nobbol-city-idlib-governorate-september-19-russian-forces-shelled-building-local-council-kafr-nobbol-city-idlib-governor/
  • The Orient Hospital in Kafr Nabl
    https://www.facebook.com/Idleb.Health.Directorate/posts/1092123917557629
  • Images of the alleged Russian raids on Kafr Nabl, Sept 19th 2017.

Geolocation notes

Geolocation analysis of the Orient Hospital

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 type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]