Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3636

Incident date

April 29–30, 2019

Location

كفرنبودة, Kafar Nbouda, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and up to 10 more were wounded in airstrikes on Kfar Nbouda, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime was to blame. Many reports said that regime helicopters dropped multiple barrel bombs on the town. There were reports of both artillery and airstrikes.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCCSY) reported a “martyr and more than 10 wounded as a result of the initial targeting of the town of Kfar Nbouda in the countryside of the northern Hama with dozens of rockets and artillery shells.”

@aalrashed tweeted: “The town of Kafar Nabouda (fifty kilometres from Hama) has been displaced all its people today [April 30th] and yesterday. Syrian planes dropped dozens of explosive barrels on them.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights named Fawaz abd al Razzaq al Yousuf as one of the victims.

According to Alyaum TV, “the Syrian regime targeted the city of Kfarabouda in the countryside of Hama with more than 300 shells”.

Xeber24 made no mention of civilian harm but said that “a private source from Hama village told the correspondent (Xeber 24) on Tuesday (April 30th) that three gunmen were killed and others wounded in regime air and artillery fire targeting their headquarters in the town of Kfarabouda north of Hama.”

Qasioun News wrote that “more than 100 artillery shells and eight raids by warplanes targeted the town”, blaming the regime. In an earlier post, Qasioun News reported Russian airstrikes.

Whereas most sources blamed the Syrian regime, other sources, such as Aawsat News, reported Russian airstrikes.

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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Alleged regime helicopters drop barrel bombs on Kafar Nbouda, April 30th.
  • Translation: "The town of Kafar nabouda (fifty kilometers from Hama) has been displaced all its people today and yesterday. Syrian planes dropped dozens of barrels of explosives on them."
  • Footage of barrel bombs being dropped on Kafar Nbouda, April 30th.
  • Footage of alleged Russian helicopters flying over Hama.
  • Translation: "The Syrian regime targets the city of Kfarabouda in the countryside of Hama with more than 300 shells"
  • Translation: "Shelling by helicopters belonging to the Assad forces in the town of Kafarbanouda, north of Hama"
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on Kafar Nbouda on April 30th, 2019 (via @aalrashed).
  • Smoke rising up after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on Kafar Nbouda on April 30th, 2019 (via @Wesal_TV).

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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (35) [ collapse]