Up to two civilians, including a child, were reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kfarouma, Idlib, May 30th, 2019, according to local sources.
Step News and Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that a father and a daughter had died in the bombardment. Meanwhile, Local Coordination Committee for Syria only referred to “wounded civilians”, and Smart News reported one fatality, as did the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights who said that a child had died from injuries sustained in a regime bombing. Smart News reported one civilian death and that “others were wounded”
Syrian Network for Human Rights recorded the victims of the attack as Zainab Bashar Al Hamad, and her father. Abu Othman and Mohammad Haboush on Facebook named the father as Bashar Al Hamad Al Daraawi from Dara’a and added that Al Hamad was “in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army” at the time of his death. According to Haboush, Al Hamad was injured in battle in Hama in 2015, leading to the amputation of his foot or leg, but continued to be involved in the armed movement. It remains unclear whether Al Hamad was on duty when he was killed alongside his daughter.
Qasioun News wrote that the regime warplane shelling destroyed the commercial market in the town. The Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported that “Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles near Al Rahman Mosque in Kfarrouma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, severely destroying its building and furniture, on May 30.”
Local Coordination Committee for Syria referred to “successive airstrikes”, but did not positively attribute blame for the attack. Russia was named by Step News as the active belligerent, while most other sources attributed the strikes to the Syrian Regime. Shaam News Network blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)