Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3709

Incident date

May 24, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nubul, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Residential neighbourhoods of Kafr Nabil were subject to a number of airstrikes on May 24th, leading to the death of one child, named Ahmad Mahmoud Salah al-Satam, according to local media.

With a number of sources referring to “others wounded”, Smart News claimed that the rest of Ahmad’s family were hospitalised as a result of the strikes. Although the majority of sources attributed blame to the Syrian Regime, Euphrates Post and Hamah Now named Russia as responsible for the strikes.

In a video released by Smart News, activist Mohammed al-Ja`ar stated that “the planes targeted three mosques and several houses in the city”, with one of the mosques damaged named as Omar Bin al Khattab mosque by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

As one alleged incident of many, Shaam News reported that Friday prayers in mosques were cancelled in the cities and towns of Idlib and Hama as result of continued airstrikes.

Smart News reported that “the forces of the regime and Russia have been carrying out intensive aerial bombardment of Idlib and Hama for weeks, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and causing extensive damage to infrastructure, especially hospitals and schools.”

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Russian aviation targets two mosques in Kafr Nubul with two airstrikes.
  • The child Ahmed Salah Al-Sheikh is a martyr after the air strikes this morning on the town of Kafr Nubul in Idlib countryside.
  • Intense raids alternating between two warplanes Sekhoy 22 and Sekhoy 24 with vacuum missiles on residential neighborhoods in the city of Kafr Nubul.
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on two mosques in Kafr Nubul on May 24th, 2019 (via @M25hLAkKS2ra6WD).
  • Raids on residential areas in Idlib on May 24th, 2019. (via @NagiNajjar ).

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]