Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3768

Incident date

June 5, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that in a night-time rocket attack on the town of Kafar Nabil near Idlib, more than 15 surface-to-surface missiles and rocket launchers were fired from the positions of Russia and the regime forces north of Hama province, causing fires in the city. Smart News initially claimed that five civilians were wounded, while in later post claimed a total of six wounded civilians, including two children and a woman. Local sources named the injured civilians saying that they endured light injuries.

However, some other sources blamed the regime for the civilian harm.

 

 

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • Kafar Nabil after it was struck with rockets believed to have been fired by pro-Assad forces on June 5th (via Syria.liveuamap).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble in Kafar Nabil after it was struck by a series of airstrikes on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense.
  • Images of regime targeting KafrNubul with rockets on June 5th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Images of regime targeting KafrNubul with rockets on June 5th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Images of regime targeting KafrNubul with rockets on June 5th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on the first day of Eid Al Fitre. (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on the first day of Eid Al Fitre. (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Rescuing the wounded after alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Casualties among civilians as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Civilians being rescued in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • An injured civilian as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Destruction as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Casualties among civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]