Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3623

Incident date

April 26, 2019

Location

كفرنبل , Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, reportedly two men and a baby girl, died and another five non-combatants were wounded in an airstrike on agricultural land between the town of Kafar Nabil and the village of Jbala in the southern suburb of Idlib, local media reported. Most sources blamed Russia, though there was also an allegation that the Assad regime had used barrels bombs on the location.

According to Halab Today TV, “three people were killed, including a girl, and five others were injured by Russian airstrikes targeting a house south of Kafar Nabil in rural Idlib. The correspondent said that the Russian aircraft launched a series of air raids on the outskirts of the village”.

Syrian Mosaic said that “according to private sources, the raid targeted the headquarters of one of the factions [the party was not named], which led to the death of two elements of the faction and the death of a girl, who was accompanied by her father to the place.”

However, @yyasaryyavuz tweeted an image of a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer holding the body of a baby and attributed her death to barrel bombs dropped by the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an airstrike on Kafar Nabil, April 26th (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an airstrike on Kafar Nabil, April 26th (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an airstrike on Kafar Nabil, April 26th (via White Helmets)
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    A baby girl is pulled from the ruins of buildings destroyed in an airstrike on Kafar Nabil, April 26th.
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    Translation: 'Murderer Assad and Iranian # Idlib continues to slaughter babies with barrel bombs. Maybe they're ashamed to look at this frame! Kafar Nabil'
  • Images showing the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Nabil, April 26th (via @TRTArabi).
  • Translation: "Three martyrs, 'two men and a baby girl', and 5 civilian casualties, as a result of warplanes targeting civilian homes on the outskirts of the city of Kafr Nabl from the southern side this evening, the civil defense team worked to retrieve the martyrs and assist the wounded to nearby medical points" (via Syrian Civil Defence).
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    Syrian Civil Defence recovering the body of a baby girl after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, April 26th, 2019 (via @yyasaryyavuz).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer searching the rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, April 26th, 2019 (via @TRTArabi).

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
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]