Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3827

Incident date

June 20, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two children from the same family were reported killed and others injured in airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, Idlib, on June 20th.

Idlib Plus named those victim to the attack as Mustafa Al Ali and Abdo Al Ali.

Smart news reported that “two children were killed and four civilians were wounded by an aerial bombardment of warplanes on the village of Kafr Sajna south of Idlib city”, while Syria.liveuamap reported the death of the children, as well as “several wounded.”

One source attributed the attacks to the Syrian regime, while four did not positively attribute blame. Meanwhile, two other sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting of the incident.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A list of the names of those killed on June 20th (via Idlib Plus)
  • One of two children reportedly killed in Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Sajna on June 20th, 2019. (via Local Kfar Sijna).
  • One of two children reportedly killed in Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Sajna on June 20th, 2019. (via Local Kfar Sijna).
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    Two children were killed in Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Sajna on June 20th, 2019. (via Local Kfar Sijna).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]