Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3541

Incident date

September 4, 2018

Location

كفردسن, Kfar Dassen, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Dassen, Idlib governorate, on September 4th, 2018, according to Step News Agency.

Step wrote that “Russian warplanes launched intensive air raids targeting villages and towns of rural Idlib West and the western and northern and western countryside of  Hama, since the morning of Tuesday, the fourth of September, causing deaths and injuries among civilians”, adding that two people died in the village of Kafr Dassen.

Other sources did not report on the incidents, and Airwars is unable to geolocate the village of Kafr Dassen.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Footage showing strikes in Idlib, 4th September 2018. (via Sputnik)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]