Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3820

Incident date

June 19, 2019

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were killed when Syrian and Russian airstrikes allegedly struck the village of Kansafra on June 19th. Syrian Civil Defense forces who were present at the scene reported that missiles struck the village in the evening, killing thee civilians including a pregnant woman and wounding 14 others of whom five were women and the other five children.

Step News claimed two women and a child were killed. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the child was an unborn baby. Smart News did not count the unborn baby among the victims and reported that two civilians were killed, including a woman and a girl. However, one of the sources named one of the victims as a man.

Smart News initially claimed two children were wounded in the attack but in a later post said a total of eight others were wounded, including a woman and three children. The sources added a series of photographs that can be viewed on their website but are not available for distribution.

A few days after the incident, Syrian Network for Human Rights added that one of those wounded was Mershed Haj Ibrahim, a media activist from Kansafara village, who was injured as  in his chest and feet as “Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on his house.”

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (2)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]

Media
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  • A child was wounded in an alleged Syrian regime airstrike on Kansafra village in Idlib on June 19th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer standing in the rubble after an alleged missile strike struck Kansafra on June 19th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    A man and a child wounded by an airstrike that struck the village of Kansafra in the evening of June 19th (via @abuhuzaifa).
  • List of names of the victims of airstrikes in Idlib on June 19th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Mershed Haj Ibrahim, a media activist from Kansafara village, was injured in his chest and feet as alleged Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on his house on June 19th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    An infant injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (via @zelal_abo_adnan).
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    Injuries and death reported among civilians as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (via @zelal_abo_adnan).
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    A number of children were injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafara on June 19th, 2019. (via Warda Al Hussien).
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    A number of children were injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafara on June 19th, 2019. (via Warda Al Hussien).
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    A number of children were injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafara on June 19th, 2019. (via Warda Al Hussien).
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    Children are among those injured as a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafara on June 19th, 2019. (via @ahmadalhadi77).
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    Children are among those injured as a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafara on June 19th, 2019. (via @ahmadalhadi77).
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    An infant sleeping after he was injured as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (via @moustafaalhosen).
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    A number of children were injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafara on June 19th, 2019. (via Warda Al Hussien).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 2019. (copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra on June 19th, 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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]