Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3657

Incident date

May 4, 2019

Location

كفرعويد, Kafar A’ouid, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between four and six civilians including a child and up to three women wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Kafr Uwayd city in Idlib, local media said. There were also reports of artillery strikes.

According to 7alnet, “two men and three women were injured”.

However, Radio Fresh reported that “six civilians, including a woman, were wounded, and they were taken to a nearby medical point when Russian air force planes attacked and  the village of Kafraweid.”

Other sources blamed the regime, and there were numerous reports of barrel bombing from helicopters.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "he moment of the fall of an explosive barrel on the town of Kafr Aouid mountain Zawia"
  • Translation: "The Russian occupation is bombarding the towns of Kafar A’ouid, Hambal and Qarsaya west Idlib"
  • Translation: "The moment the Civil Defense teams inspected sites bombed by explosive barrels in the town of Kafar A’ouid"
  • Translation: "Difficult moments after the bombing of the Syrian regime of the village of Kafruid"
  • An barrel bombs hits Kafar A’ouid, May 4th (via MCC)
  • An barrel bombs hits Kafar A’ouid, May 4th (via MCC)
  • Strikes hit Kafar A’ouid, May 4th.
  • Translation: "The Russian warplanes bombard the center of the town of Kafar Uwaid."
  • "A picture of our arrival on private mail shows the shelling of residential neighborhoods in the village of Kfruhid in the southern countryside of Idlib yesterday from the Russian warplanes" (VIA Syria.Liveuamap)
  • Alleged Russian raids on the center of the town of Kafar Uwaid on May 3rd, 2019. via @TOR_SYR
  • Alleged Russian raids on the center of the town of Kafar Uwaid on May 3rd, 2019. via @TOR_SYR
  • Image of raids on Kafr Uwaid on May 3rd, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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

Sources (27) [ collapse]