Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3678

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

كفرموس, Kafar Mous, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a helicopter bombed the village of Kfar Mous in Jabal Shahshabo with an “explosive barrel” in the evening. The Syrian Civil Defense forces reported that a man was killed and another man, two women and two children were wounded.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported “the martyrdom of a man and the injury of a man, two women and two children in the bombing [with] explosive barrels [coming from] a helicopter flying over the village of #Kafar Mous in Jabal Shashbou, Southern countryside Idlib.”

Smart News blamed Russia, whereas the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the event to the regime, reporting: “Mohammad Abdul Karim Al Yousef was killed as Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Kafar Mous village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on May 7.”

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer carrying a wounded child on May 7th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Translation: "The village of Kfarmous is bombed in Jabal Shahshabo with barrel bombs" (via Syrian Civil Defence).
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    Mohamed Abdel Karim Al Youssef was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Mous, May 7th, 2019 (via Mahmoud Al Yusef on Facebook).

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]