Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2520

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

قرية الكفير, Al-Kafeer, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.043867, 36.37178 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and four civilians, including one to two children and a woman, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the village of Al-Kafeer in the Jisr al-Shoughour area of the western countryside of Idlib, according to local sources and activists.

Overall, “17 civilians were killed and 42 others injured in the city of Jisr al-Shughour today as a result of the air raids launched by Russian and Syrian aircraft”, Zaitoun Mag reported.

Both Al Latamna Youth and the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the estimate of two killed in the airstrikes while Smart News Agency gave the higher estimate of four killed.

All three sources that reported on the incident, including Smart News Agency and Syrian Network for Human Rights, identified Russian planes as likely to have carried out the airstrikes against Al-Kafeer.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fatima Hassan Kordi Age unknown female killed
  • Saif al Deen Hasan al Kordi Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The moment airstrikes hit Al-Kafeer , 25th Sept 2017. (via Adnan Oso)

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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]