Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3416

Incident date

April 25, 2018

Location

الهبيط , كفرسجنة, كفرنبل ,أرينبة, Al Habit , Kafar Sijna , Arinba and Kafr Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.491145, 36.497505 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died as an aerial bombardment on villages across southern Idlib decimated schools and hospitals, local sources reported.

Al Habit was one of the hardest hit by sustained heavy artillery fire, killing a man and woman.

Two children were injured in Kafr Nabil, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as warplanes struck the village. Helicopters simultaneous dumped explosive barrels bombs on Kafr Sajna,  destroying a medical centre and the next door Tishreen school.

Mr. Khalid Al-Qassim, Director of the Khan Sheikhoon Educational Complex, told Step News that 500 students “were now without education as a result of the destruction of their schools.” The medical centre was evacuated following extensive damage to the building and equipment however no casualties were reported.

Sources on the ground reported the involvement of both Russian and Syrian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The moment the air force bombed the village of Kfar Idlib and destroyed a school (via Baladi News Network, April 2018)
  • Civil Defense teams worked to inspect the raids and rescue the injured (via Civil Defense, April 2018)
  • Civil Defense teams worked to inspect the raids and rescue the injured (via Civil Defense, April 2018)
  • Civil Defense teams worked to inspect the raids and rescue the injured (via Civil Defense, April 2018)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]