Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3852

Incident date

June 27, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and up to three of her family member injured in airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, Idlib, on June 27th.

Baladi News reported that “A woman was martyred and a young man was wounded in the town of Kafar Sijna by an air raid by Russian warplanes targeting the town.”

Masar Press wrote: “A woman was killed and her family members were injured in an airstrike by the Assad forces that targeted a house in the town of Kafr Sijnah in the southern countryside.”

Anas Almaarawi tweeted: “A woman was killed and three civilians were wounded as a result of the targeting of the town of Kafr Sijnah in the southern countryside of Idlib by warplanes.”

The vast majority of sources blamed the Syrian regime for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Adult female Wife of Hajj Kamal killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (17) [ collapse]