Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3694

Incident date

May 13, 2019

Location

كفر نبل, Kafar Nubul , Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two missiles struck the Syrian Civil Defense Center, destroying the building and damaging several vehicles, according to local sources. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “fixed-wing warplanes” believed to be Russian fired the missiles. The director of the Syrian Civil Defense forces was allegedly lightly wounded in the attack.

Smart News posted a number of detailed photographs on their website which are not for public distribution and therefore not included in this assessment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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, Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) volunteer in front of the SCD building that was destroyed by an alleged Russian missile in Kafar Nabil on May 13 (via the Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Vehicle from the Syrian Civil Defense, destroyed by an alleged Russian missile on Kafar Nabil on May 13th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) volunteer in front of the SCD building that was destroyed by an alleged Russian missile in Kafar Nabil on May 13 (via the Syrian Civil Defense.
  • Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) building that was destroyed by an alleged Russian missile in Kafar Nabil on May 13 (via the Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) volunteers in front of SCD building that was destroyed by an alleged Russian missile in Kafar Nabil on May 13 (via the Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Moment of impact when an alleged Russian missile struck the Syrian Civil Defense building on May 13th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • A man holding a flower in a SCD center that was allegedly targeted by Russia or the Syrian regime on May 13th, 2019. Part of the caption says "There is hope"
  • Pictures of the civil defense center in the city of Kafr Nabl, which became out of service as a result of direct bombing by Russian warplanes.
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on SCD center in Kafr Nubul on May 13th, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on SCD center in Kafr Nubul on May 13th, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on SCD center in Kafr Nubul on May 13th, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on SCD center in Kafr Nubul on May 13th, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).
  • Pictures of the destruction caused to a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • Damage to a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • Images of destruction caused to a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • Images of destruction caused to a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • Fire broke out in a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • A sign of Kafr Nubul where a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike hit a SCD center on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • A SCD ambulance damaged after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.
  • SCD volunteers responding to the destruction caused to a SCD center in Kafr Nubul after a Russian forces or a Syrian regime airstrike on May 13th, 2019. Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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, Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]