Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3707

Incident date

May 23, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة , Kafr Sajna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died in alleged Russia or regime raids on Kafr Sajna, local media reported.

According to Ariha Today, “a man and a woman were killed and four other civilians were injured in the town of # Kafarsjana in the southern countryside of Idlib as a result of raids by Russian warplanes”

But Idlib Media Centre pointed to the regime, reporting that “two civilians were killed and others wounded when regime military aircraft targeted the town of Kafarsajana, south of Idlib.”

Baladi said: “According to the correspondent of baladi  news in Idlib; the military aircraft of the regime forces launched a number of air strikes at approximately 9 am, targeting the town of Kafrsajna  rural Idlib South, killing two civilians and wounding others.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the May 23rd airstrikes on Kafr Sajna (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Injured civilians are placed in an ambulance after the May 23rd airstrikes on Kafr Sajna (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • The aftermath of the May 23rd airstrikes on Kafr Sajna (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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]