Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3309

Incident date

March 19, 2018

Location

كفرومة, Kafarouma, 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

Between four to seven civilians including children were injured in an alleged Russian forces airstrike on Kafrouma Village in Southern Idlib, March 19th, 2018.

Smart News Agency, Micro Syria and Step News Agency blamed Russian forces warplanes for the strike and civilian harm.

Smart News agency reported that “Warplanes carried out two raids with high-explosive rockets on the outskirts of the village (Kafrouma). Consequently, three children and a young man were injured and taken to a nearby hospital”.

Microsyria also put the wounded toll at four, however, the Step News Agency said that seven civilians were wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]