Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2677

Incident date

November 4, 2017

Location

كفر سجنة, Kafr Sajneh, 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

Four children were killed, including triplets, in an explosion which allegedly was the result of remnants from a cluster bomb from a previous Russian raid, according to local media. Sources mostly blamed Russia, however Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

Local media reported that “Three children were killed in the agricultural land in the vicinity of the town of # Kafarsgana, as a result of the explosion of cluster bombs from the remnants of previous Russian air raids in addition to the injury of another person, while they were with their family in olive picking.”

The children were reported to have been born in 2012, making them five years old.

In addition to this, another child was killed alongside them – he was displaced from Halfaya.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 children)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Three children who were killed in an explosion from remnants of cluster bombs, Kafr Sajneh, 4th November 2017. (via AlhasakaArabea)
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    The death of a child due to airstrikes, 4th November 2017. (via @KLO6sD6c7rzi1x8)
  • Three children who were killed in an explosion from remnants of cluster bombs, Kafr Sajneh, 4th November 2017. (via Al hayat News)

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
    4
  • (4 children)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]