Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3582

Incident date

January 28, 2019

Location

كفر نبل, Kafr Nubul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A number of injuries among civilians were reported after an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces rocket attack on Kafar Nubul in Idlib on January 28th, 2019 according to sources on the ground.

abds02747 tweeted that “Hossam al-Hassani and Mohammed al-Khatib were injured by the rocket attack that targeted the city of kafr Nubul.”

Smart News was one of several sources that blamed the Russian forces, claiming that the rocket was launched from a base in the village Qubaybat Abu Hud. “Civilians were injured in a missile attack by Russian forces on the town of Kafr Nubul south of Idlib from its headquarters in the village of Qubaybat Abu Huda.”

However, other sources blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A rocket shell believed to belong to the Syrian regime after it allegedly targeted Kafar nabil according to @abomuhamed12345.
  • A rocket shell found after an alleged attack on Kafar nabil according to @ayhamStaif.
  • Hossam al-Hassani and Mohammed al-Khatib were wounded caused by an alleged attck on Kafar Nabil (via @abds02747).
  • Video depicting the destruction after an alleged airstrike on Kafr Nabil (via JisirTV).
  • Video depicting the destruction after an alleged airstrike on Kafr Nabil (via Orient).

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]