Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3837

Incident date

June 22, 2019

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in an airstrike on Kansafra, Idlib, on June 22nd.

According to Step News, “a number of civilians were killed and injured on Saturday as a result of renewed aerial bombardment of the southern countryside of Idlib,” including “the killing of a civilian in the town of Kansafra”-  listed among other locations and casualties.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the civilian killed as Khaled Amin al Rustum, allegedly killed as the “Syrian regime fired missiles near Nasim al Khalil Primary School in Kansafra village.”

While a number of sources documented “others wounded”, Syria.liveuamap cited three wounded in the attack.

While two sources attributed the airstrike to the Syrian regime, Step News named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in repeating the incident. Meanwhile, five other sources did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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
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  • Pro-regime source showing the targeting of Kansafra.
  • Raids on Kansafra on June 22nd. (via @liongeneral19)
  • Raids on Kansafra on June 22nd. (via @liongeneral19)
  • One civilian was reported killed in airstrikes on Kansafra on June 22nd, 2019. (via @AbdulRazzAlkhal)
  • One civilian was reported killed in airstrikes on Kansafra on June 22nd, 2019. (via @AbdulRazzAlkhal)
  • Airstrikes on Kansafra on June 22nd, 2019. (via @AbdulRazzAlkhal)
  • Civilian casualties recorded as a result of airstrikes on Kansafra on June 22nd, 2019. (via @AbdulRazzAlkhal)

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]