Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3751

Incident date

June 2, 2019

Location

كفرلاته, Kafar Lata, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Lata, Idlib, on June 2nd, 2020, according to local sources. Two other civilians were injured.

Several sources reported civilian casualties as the result of airstrikes on Kafar Lata. The Syrian Civil Defence, among other sources, reported one civilian death. The Syrian Network for Human rights named the victim as Alaa Mahmoud Sahloul.

@muhammad_salhab reported two injured civilians on Twitter. Al Araby wrote that “Civil Defense sources in Idlib said that this morning, a regime warplane dropped explosive missiles at civilian homes in the town of Kafrlata, south of Jericho District, in Idlib countryside, which resulted in civilian casualties and material damage to property.”

Shaam News referred to “Russian air force and Regime helicopter gunships”, while most other sources attributed the strike to the Syrian regime.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Wounded, injured, and extensive destruction, as a result of an air strike by the Russian and Assad occupation airplanes on the town of Kafar Lata in Jabal Al Arba'een, south of Jericho 6/2/2019” (via @Mnar18049738).
  • Translation: “Aerial bombardment of the village of Kafar Lata 2/6/2019, God bless him” (via Waja’ Idlbi).
  • Translation: “Civilian casualties in attacks by the Assad militia on the village of Kafar Lata, south of Idlib, Syria” (via OrientTV).
  • Translation: “Civilian casualties in the brutal shelling of the regime in the village of Kafar Lata in Idlib countryside” (via Qasioun News Agency).

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 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]