Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3708

Incident date

May 23, 2019

Location

كفر نبل, Kafr Nubul, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A number of civilians including children and women were killed and injured in Russian forces and/or Syrian regime artillery strikes on Kafr Nubul on May 23rd, 2019, according to local sources.

In one news SMART reported that “two civilians were wounded by a rocket attack on the town of  Kafr Nubul south of Idlib from the positions of Russian forces near the city of Sakilipiya north of Hama (activists).”

At the same time, SMART reported another incident. “Syrian forces shelled missiles Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 on the city of Kafr Nubul south of the province of Idlib north of Syria, killing three civilians, including a woman and wounding seven others, including two women and two children.”

Three civilians were identified to have died in the attack; Abdul Hamid Al-Ismail, Muhammad Fayez Haj Hamido and Aisha Khalid Al-Junaid (a child). Some sources mentioned that a woman was also killed but there is no information yet.

It was reported that cluster bombs were used in the attack, and the blame was attributed to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Abdelhamid Ismail was killed in airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on May 23rd, 2019. (via Alaa Al Musa).
  • Muhammad Hajj Hamidou was reported killed in airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on May 23rd, 2019. (via @mos3abJbban).
  • An image by @yamanalbauosh showing a what was described as a cluster bomb used to target Kafr Nubul on May 23rd, 2019.
  • Raids on Kafr Nubul on May 23rd, 2019. (via @yamanalbauosh).

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]