Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3758

Incident date

June 4, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported the death of one civilian in airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, Idlib, on June 4th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the civilian killed as Abdul Razzaq al Hamwiya.

@yamanalbauosh tweeted a video saying the rocket used in the attack carried phosphorous, and @SYR_REV_NEWS said vacuum rockets were also used.

While Smart News and Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, Shaam News referred to the “Russian Air Force” as well as regime forces, reporting “very heavy air raids and shelling” on a number of locations, including Kafar Sijna. Meanwhile, Syria Civil Defense did not positively attribute blame for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]