Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3844

Incident date

June 23, 2019

Location

كفربطيخ, Kafar Batikh, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians (a child and two women or two children and a woman) were wounded by a cluster bomb in an airstrike on the village of Kafar Batikh, according to local sources. @alhariri58  tweeted that three raids with vacuum and cluster rockets targeted the area.

Both Russian and Syrian regime forces were blamed for the attack. According to Shaam News, the attack was carried out by aircrafts and helicopter gunships.

Smart News depicted the child in a photograph and published a video that can be viewed on their website but are not available for distribution.

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
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A child injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Batikh on June 23rd, 2019. (via Housaine Alfadil)
  • One of two children reported injured in airstrikes on Kafr Batikh on June 23rd, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]