Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3007

Incident date

February 8, 2018

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafr Sajneh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5261134, 36.5813398 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians, including one child and one woman, were killed and another three children were wounded as Russian or Assad-waged warplanes carried out airstrikes in Kafr Sajneh, Idlib, local media reported.

The raids were reportedly launched in the centre of the village, and according to locals on the ground, cited by Smart News Agency, they killed a pregnant woman and a man and wounded three children.

Other sources, including Edlib Media Center, said that a woman and a child were killed. Anas Tracy tweeted, as the only one, that the strikes killed three civilians.

Like Smart News Agency, several sources mentioned that three children were left wounded.

While most sources, including Edlib Media Center and Masar Press Net, pointed to Russian culpability, the incident remains contested as al-Jisa blamed regime warplanes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (0–1 children1 woman0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested strike in Kafr Sajneh, Idlib, February 8th, 2018, that left large parts of the city in rubble (via al-Jisa)
  • Aftermath of the contested strike in Kafr Sajneh, Idlib, February 8th, 2018, that left large parts of the city in rubble (via Yahya)

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.

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
    2 – 3
  • (0–1 children1 woman0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]