Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2637

Incident date

October 14, 2017

Location

كفرومة, Kafrouma, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6347489, 36.6258001 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

As alleged Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes against a rebel-held headquarters in Kafrouma, Idlib, several civilians were left wounded, local media reported.

Aawsat news cited Syrian activists who said that a Russian aircraft hit the headquarters of the “Faylaq Al Sham” of the Free Syrian Army, killing and wounding dozens in their ranks. This reporting was echoed by several media.

Few sources added that the incident also had caused civilian harm. Al-Latamna Youth, for instance, reported that “civilians were wounded by Russian air strikes on the town of Kafroma in the southern suburb of Idlib.”

All sources agreed that Russia was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • The moment the alleged Russian airstrikes hit Kafrouma, Idlib, on October 14th, 2017 (via @SyrianCoalition)

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 October 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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]