Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3787

Incident date

June 10, 2019

Location

كفربطيخ, Kafar Batikh, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Kafar Batik, Idlib, June 10th.

While two sources cite the death of one woman, multiple sources document the death of both a woman and her young child.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that an “infant, Malak Mohammad Hammadi, was killed along with her mother, Asmaa Emad Hmaid Hammadi” in the attack. However, other sources mentioned the death of Nai’la Hammadi, and it is unclear if there is a mistake or whether three civilians were killed on that day.

Local Coordination Committee for Syria claimed that three civilians were wounded in the airstrike, while Syrian Network for Human Rights visually documented the injury of another infant.

While five sources attribute the attack to the Syrian regime, three sources refer to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident. Meanwhile, one source does not positively attribute blame.

Listing a number of locations and casualties, including “two martyrs in Kafar Batik”, Shaam News reported that “the Russian and Assad military aircraft and helicopters carried out dozens of air raids accompanied by artillery and missile attacks” on Monday June 10th.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–4
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: "Image showing a girl injured as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on east of Kafr Batikh village in Idlib governorate eastern suburbs, on June 10th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Caption translation: A woman succumbed to her wounds, and her four children were injured, as warplanes targeted the town of Kafr Batikh with two air strikes.
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    Translation: The infant Na'ila Muhammad Hamadi from Kafr Batikh village in rural Idlib was killed by Russian and Assadi rockets earlier today.
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    This infant, Na'ila Muhammad Hamadi, from Kafr Batikh village in rural Idlib was killed by alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2019. (via @Omar_Madaniah).
  • Kafr Batikh in Idlib was targeted with two raids by Russian forces or Syrian regime on June 10th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus ).

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 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–4
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]