Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2974

Incident date

February 4, 2018

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabil, 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

Alleged Russian airstrikes killed up to nine civilians, including at least one child and one woman, and wounded up to ten more in the city of Kafr Nabil, local sources reported.

The Syria Civil Defense, who were present on the scene following the incident, reported that the strike killed six and wounded more than ten. The death toll, generally, varied among the sources, spanning from three to nine, the highest reported by Edlib Media Center.

Both Smart News Agency and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that one child and one woman were among the fatalities. The Twitter account Majed Abdulnoor, who also reported the death of one child, identified him by both name and photo. Majed Abdulnoor added that the child “and a number of his family members” were killed by the strikes.

SN4HR also identified one adult male victim by name and photo.

At least two and as many as ten civilians were additionally left wounded, according to local reports. Additionally, Smart News Agency reported a total of 43 of both killed and wounded but did not specify further.

SN4HR provided details about the structures targeted, as reportedly both the Industrial School north of Kafr Nabil and the Surgical Hospital in Kafr Nabil were struck.

All sources pointed to Russia as responsible. While the Smart News Agency, in its general reporting from the day, said how “the regime’s forces supported by Russian warplanes# were carrying out airstrikes, it later specified that it allegedly was Russian warplanes striking in Kafr Nabil.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 9
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Members of the civil defense trying to rescue civilians wounded by the alleged Russian airstrike in Kafr Nabil, Idlib, February 4th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    The child Khaled al-Tamar and members of his family were reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrike in Kafr Nabil, Idlib, February 4th, 2018 (via Majed Abdulnoor)
  • Many civilians were trapped under the rubble following the alleged Russian airstrike in Kafr Nabil, Idlib, February 4th, 2018 (via Zaman al-Wasl)
  • The chaotic aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018 (via Wesal TV)
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    The chaotic aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018, where rescuing teams are trying to rescue civilians from under the rubble (via Smart News Agency)
  • The chaotic aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018, where rescuing teams are trying to rescue civilians from under the rubble (via Hadi Abdullah)
  • The chaotic aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • The aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018, where the rescuing team is looking for civilians under the rubble (via Edlib Media Center)
  • The aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • The aftermath in Kafr Nabil following the alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2018, where the rescuing team is looking for civilians under the rubble (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Mohammad Qosay al Ar’our was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrike in Kafr Nabil, Idlib, February 4th, 2018 (via SN4HR)

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 February 1st - 28th 2018.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 9
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]