Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3742

Incident date

May 31, 2019

Location

كفرعويد, Kafar Awaid, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a civilian was killed and two volunteers for the Syrian Civil Defense were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime double airstrikes on the village of Kafar Awaid in the area of ​​Ma’arat Al Nu’man on May 31st, 2019.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “a civilian was killed and others were wounded as a result of airstrikes by Russian warplanes on the town of Kafar Awaid in the southern Idlib countryside.” According to @MENAMMONITOR, the warplanes struck with “rockets loaded with cluster bombs”.

A Facebook page for Kafar Awaid reported that Mustafa Al Zaloukh had died as a result of airstrikes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that two Syrian Civil Defence volunteers were wounded in a double airstrike when the Syrian regime “fixed-wing warplanes” fired missiles near the Civil Defense team while they were aiding the injured of an earlier bombing of the village by the same forces. The victims were identified as Mustafa Hasan Meghlaj and Walid Hasan Kbaish.

In a later post, the SNHR added that the missiles struck near Abdul Qader Baqader Mosque in Kafr Aweed, partially destroying its building.

Shaam News claimed that the attack was carried out in collaboration with the Russian Air Force.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa Hasan Meghlaj Adult male injured
  • Walid Hasan Kbaish Adult male injured
  • Mustafa Al Zaloukh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Mustafa Hasan Meghlaj and Walid Hasan Kbaish, members of Civil Defense, were injured by shelling on Kafr Aweed village in Idlib on May 31st (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Abdul Qader Baqader Mosque after it was struck by an airstrike on May 31st (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: “Russian occupation aviation launches several air strikes on the town of Kafar Awaid in Jabal Al Zawia” (via @ibrahemeismaeil)
  • Translation: “Since the early morning, four planes have been taking turns bombing the towns of Kafar Aweid” (via @mo_dado9).
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    Mustafa Al Zaloukh was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Awaid on May 31st, 2019 (via Kafar Awaid on Facebook).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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 man)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]