Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3626

Incident date

April 27, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians, including a child, died in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Kafar Nabil on April 27th, 2019, local media said.

According to the White Helmets, “a cluster targeting the town of Kar Nabil killed a child martyr and caused injury to a woman.” The Step News Agency put the death toll at three – and blamed Russia.

However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the child Hussein al Ghannoum was killed in “regime shelling”.

Edlib Media Center reported that a cluster bomb “attack on the perimeter of the town of Kafar Nabil” killed a child, but the source didn’t identify the culprit.

Fresh Syria, however, blamed the regime, reporting that “the forces of the Assad regime stationed in the village of Abu Dali carried out cluster bomb attacks on outskirts of the city of Kafar Nubul, resulting in the death of a child and the injury of a child and a woman, who were transferred to the city hospital for treatment.”

There were also reports blaming rockets fired by the regime for the child’s death.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    A family bid farewell to a child killed in an artillery shelling on Kafar Nabil, April 27th 2019.
  • The reporter says that a child was killed and others wounded in Kafar Nabil in addition to the deaths of a number of cows.
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    Translation: 'The Syrian family is mourning its only child who died by targeting the Assad forces to the city of Kfar Nubl in the countryside of Idlib with surface-to-surface missiles today.'
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    The child killed in a reported strike on Kafar Nabil, April 27th 2019. The translation reads: 'How can you believe this angel isn’t sleeping #Kafr Nubul'
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    The child Ibrahim Hussein Al Ghannoum was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Kafar Nabil in Idlib governorate on April 27th (via SNHR).
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    Ibrahim Hussein Al Ghannoum was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Kafar Nabil in Idlib governorate on April 27th (via @jantykablo1).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]