Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3614

Incident date

April 6, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nubul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child and a woman were reportedly killed and more than a dozen civilians were injured in shelling on the town of Kafr Nabil in Idlib, according to sources on the ground.

In an initial post, Smart News blamed the Russian forces but later blamed the Syrian regime instead. Other local sources blamed the Syrian regime forces as well.

Sources such as Orient News and Syria TV reported the use of rockets and cluster bombs. Syria TV added that the rocket attacks continued in  the towns of Al-Tmana’a and Jarjnaz.

Orient News also reported the death of a woman.

In addition to the death of the child, up to 21 people were reported wounded. In an initial toll, Syria TV reported that ten civilians were wounded, while other sources such as Orient news reported that 21 civilians were injured, including someone who’s leg had to be amputated.

In a tweet, @Mustafa_scd reported that among the wounded were five women and seven children. The White Helmets attended the location and inspected the wounded civilians.

According to the source Local Coordination Committees in Syria, a cluster bomb struck the house of Hanaa Ahmed Al-Salloum who was identified as one of the wounded civilians in a list of names published by Kafranbel News.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–22
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defense Forces went to te location of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime cluster bombs that struck Kafar Nabil in Idlib on April 6th 2019 (via @Mustafa_scd).
  • Smoke circling up from Kafr Nabil after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime cluster bombs on April 6th 2019 (via @abomuhamed12345).
  • Video showing smoke circling up from Kafr Nabil after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime cluster bombs on April 6th 2019 (via Macro Media Center)
  • Video showing the grieving family of the child that was killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime bombs that struck Kafr Nabil on April 6th 2019 (via Orient TV).
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    Video showing a wounded child and the body of the child Mahmoud Zuhair al-Hamoud who was killed after alleged Russian or Syrian regime bombing of Kafr Nabil on April 6th 2019 (via Kafranbel News).
  • SCD volunteers rescuing children after alleged Syrian regime attack with cluster bombs on Kafar Nubul on April 6th, 2019 (via @Mustafa_scd)
  • Bombing with cluster bombs targeting the city of Kafr Nubul in the southern suburb of Idlib. (via @abomuhamed12345)

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–22
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]