Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3713

Incident date

May 25, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil , Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A 5-year-old boy was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, Idlib governorate, on May 25th, 2019, according to local sources. Seven civilians, including three women and three children, were injured.

Rabea al Ta’ta’, age five, was reported killed by a number of sources following airstrikes on Kafar Nabil. @abdallh37777 posted a photo of the victim’s father holding his son’s body, noting that the child “was martyred at his home this morning in Kafar Nabil due to a raid by the despotic Assad regime warplanes on their safe house.”

@M25hLAkKS2ra6WD reported seven wounded, including three women and three children. The source added that “Civil defence teams rushed to the place and worked to help the injured to nearby medical points.” Shahba Press also claimed that “others” were injured in the airstrikes.

The destruction of civilian infrastructure was well documented by Euphrates Post. The source described the “great destruction in the homes of civilians” as a result of the airstrikes.

While nearly all sources attributed blame to the Syrian regime, Russia was named as the responsible belligerent by Euphrates Post.

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
    7
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Kafar Nabil on May 25th (via Euphrates Post)
  • Translation; “Targeting residential neighborhoods in the city of Kafr Nabil with air strikes against the criminal regime's aircraft” (via @ahdath).
  • Translation: “7 wounded, including 3 women and 3 children, as a result of targeting the city of Kafr Nabil with air strikes from warplanes. Civil defense teams rushed to the place and worked to help the injured to nearby medical points” (via @M25hLAkKS2ra6WD).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, May 24th (via @M25hLAkKS2ra6WD).
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    Translation: “Angel Rabea Mustafa Al Ataat is a beautiful martyr in the arms of his father. He was martyred at his home this morning in Kafar Nabil due to a raid by the despotic Assad regime warplanes on their safe house” (via @abdallh37777).
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    Mustafa, the father of Rabae Ta'ata' holding his son's body after the child was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on May 24th, 2019 (via @abdallh37777).
  • Translation: "Martyr Rabae Ta'ata', 5 years old, was killed as a result of air strikes by the Russian warplanes targeting the city of Kafar Nabil yesterday" (via Euphrates Post).

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
    7
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]