Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3764

Incident date

June 5, 2019

Location

كفرعويد, Kafar A’waid, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, five civilians, including two children and a woman, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kafr A’waid on June 5th, 2019. 10 others, including four children, were reportedly wounded.

Local sources reported that in the morning of June 5th, Russian and Syrian regime forces fired rockets and heavy artillery shells on a number of places in Idlib from their “warplanes and helicopters”.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on Anas Bin Malek Mosque, partially destroying the building. The source claimed that five civilians were killed, including two children and a woman.

@HadiAlabdallah wrote: “At least 5 martyrs, including a woman and two children, and about 10 wounded, as a result of the Assad warplanes bombing the town of Kafr A’waid in Idlib countryside with airstrikes.” Jorf News reported the same casualty numbers. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights later put the death toll at six civilians.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee identified five victims, including the children, presumably siblings, Yamen Yasser A Rahal and Rama Yasser Al Rahal and the woman Maryam Ahmad Al Khunous.

Zouhir Mahmoud Al Dahir reported the death of his uncle Ali Muhammad Al Daher Abu Muhammad on Facebook. The fifth victim was identified as the young man Bakr Ahmad Al Dado Al Mukhtar.

Several sources reported that 10 civilians were wounded. Smart News Agency reported that among the wounded were four children.

While most sources blamed the Syrian regime, some sources, such as Ebaa blamed Russia, whereas others blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene of an airstrike on Kafar A’ouid on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene of an airstrike on Kafar A’ouid on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene of an airstrike on Kafar A’ouid on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene of an airstrike on Kafar A’ouid on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene of an airstrike on Kafar A’ouid on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Translation: “A massacre committed by the Al Assad terror planes in the town of Kafr Aweid, Idlib, on the second day of Eid” (via @mhmdfaisel).
  • Translation: “I used to write every year and I was fine in the Levant. But does anyone hear this child's cry on the day of Eid? Or does the laughter of children of his age overwhelm his cries and pain?! #Kfar Aweid on the second day of Eid Al Fitr” (via @77las2).
  • A distressed child after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar A’waid on June 5th, 2019 (via @77las2).
  • Translation: “Today in Kafr Awaid, the joy of Eid was assassinated in Syra” (via @77las2).
  • An injured child receiving medical help after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar A’waid on June 5th, 2019 (via @77las2).
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    Translation: “Kfar A'waid a little while ago, we do not apologize for the harshness of the scene” (via @ziyadayoub).
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    Translation: “The second day of Eid #Kfar Aw'aid” (via @Mnar18049738).
  • Translation: “While parents of the world carry gift boxes for their children, this man in the town of Kfar A'waid, south of Idlib, carries his child in this box after Russian and Assad terror planes have turned it to pieces” (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • A man reportedly holding a box with his child's body in it after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via @SyrianCivilDefe).
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    Translation: “A Syrian cry from the town of Kafr Aweid appeals to the world after the Syrian regime's warplanes bombed his town and turning the body of a child into torn pieces” (via @alaaaldin_yousf).
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    Translation: “Cruel scenes of the warplanes targeting the town of Kafr Aweid, south of Idlib, which killed five martyrs and many wounded. Watch the amount of Russian, Asadi, Iranian hatred for defenseless civilians” (via @Hasan_Jneed).
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    Translation: “The second day of Eid in Kafr A'waid, Jabal Al Zawiya!” (via @abdalazezketaz).
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    An injured or killed child in the hospital after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar A’waid on June 5th, 2019 (via @abdalazezketaz).
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    An injured child in the hospital after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar A’waid on June 5th, 2019 (via @abdalazezketaz).
  • Translation: “Five martyrs, including a woman and two children, were bombed by the regime's air strikes on the village of Kafr Awaid in the southern countryside of Idlib” (via @shabablatamni).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via @shabablatamni).
  • Civilian homes in rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Civilian homes in rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Young men in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Young man in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Civilians sitting in destroyed homes in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Smart News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Step News Agency).
  • Translation: “The martyrdom of my uncle Ali Muhammad Al Daher Abu Muhammad, as a result of the brutal bombing of the Assad and Putin gangs on the village of Kafr Awaid and the martyrdom of four other martyrs. Mercy for all the martyrs” (via Zouhir Mahmoud Al Dahir).
  • Ali Muhammad Al Daher Abu Muhammad was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr A'waid on June 5th, 2019 (via Zouhir Mahmoud Al Dahir).

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
    5 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]