Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3550

Incident date

September 8, 2018

Location

كفرسجنة, kfarsijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that attacks with barrel bombs on Kfarsijna in Idlib on September 8th, 2018 led to injuries among civilians.

HalabTodayTV reported saying “Wounded civilians as a result of bombing the village of Hass and the surrounding town of Kafr Sjana rural Idlib South with explosive barrels.”

@IdlibPlus blamed the Syrian regime and tweeted “Helicopters target the outskirts of the town of Kfar Sijnah in the southern countryside of Idlib, with barrel bombs.”

While Shaam Network referred to possible involvement of the Russian forces “The Russian warplanes and the Syrian Air Force continue to bombardments in a new campaign of escalation, recording dozens of air strikes accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket fire. The indiscriminate shelling led to a martyr in the village of Al-Halba and the death of a woman and  her embryo in the village of Al-Sarj, and a number of wounded in cities and towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Kefar Sijna, ….”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]