Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3229

Incident date

March 11, 2018

Location

كفر سجنة, Kafar Sijna, 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

Between three and five civilians including a child and a woman were killed and others were injured in airstrikes on the residential neighbourhood of Kafar Sijna, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Two raids struck the residential vicinity. Members of the Civl Defence dug victims from the rubble.

According to the Smart News Agency, “the warplanes launched raids in the center of the village of Kafar sijna (45 km south of the city of Idlib), killing three civilians, including a woman and wounding others, including children, who sought help at nearby medical points in the region.”

@IdlibPlus said raids struck “civilian homes”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrike sin Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via @AltasBurhan)
  • A father mourns in the aftermath of airstrike sin Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via IDLIB plus)
  • The aftermath of airstrike sin Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • A victim in the aftermath of airstrike sin Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via @Syria Civil Center)
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    A victim of airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via Yasar Al Shami)
  • A victim - either Shuhoud Khled Gharraa or Shuhoud Tawfiq Gharraa - of airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via Yasar Al Shami)
  • Sheikh Abdul Karim Bashir Rajab, killed in airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, 11th March 2018. (via Mou’az Al Khatib)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]