Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3603

Incident date

March 13, 2019

Location

كفر عميم , Kafr A’mem, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.821704, 36.887688 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Two civilians – both reportedly women – died and up to 20 more were wounded in an alleged Russia airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafr A’mem, according to multiple local sources.

Edlib Media Center reported: “Two women were killed and about 20 others were injured, mostly children, when the Russian occupation aircraft targeted a camp near the town of Kafrish, east of Sarakib, at dawn on Wednesday [March 13th].”

According to Sarayarabic, “the official page of the civil defense in Idlib targeted that two Russian warplanes loaded with four rockets struck a camp for the displaced east of the town of Sarakib in the town of Kafr El-Askar. The source said the civil defense team  worked to transfer the injured to medical points and then transferred them to other specialised hospitals. The martyrs were under the rubble of a house they were sheltering in next to their camp.”

The Shaam News Network said that “several” were wounded in addition to the two reported killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • Images of children wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr A’mem, March 13th 2019.
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019 (via SNN)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019 (via SNN)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019 (via SNN)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019 (via SNN)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019 (via SNN)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019 (via SNN)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019.
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019.
  • 'The effects of destruction in a displaced persons camp in Idlib as a result of Russian air strikes'
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019. (via AA)
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019. (via AA)
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019. (via AA)
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019. (via AA)
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019. (via AA)
  • Footage showing the rescue attempts following an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafar A'mem, March 13th 2019. (via AA)
  • 'Image showing one of children was wounded as fixed- wing warplanes we believed were Russian fired two missiles near a gathering of IDPs’ tents in east of Kafr Amim village in Idlib governorate eastern suburbs, on March 13, 2019.' (via SN4HR)
  • Injured children in a hospital after an alleged Russia airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafr A’mem on March 13th, 2019 (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer attending to an injured child after an alleged Russia airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafr A’mem on March 13th, 2019 (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Injured child in a hospital after an alleged Russia airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in Kafr A’mem on March 13th, 2019 (via @HadiAlabdallah).

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
    2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]