Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3866

Incident date

July 4, 2019

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a child was killed and his father and others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kansafra, Idlib governorate, around noon on July 4th, 2019. The Syrian Civil Defense was at the scene and reported that the village was struck with an explosive missile.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “the child Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, from Bsamis village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, age 9, was killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on east of Kansafra village”.

@SyrianCoalition alleged “the martyrdom of a child and his father’s injury as a result of Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of the town of Kansafra in Idlib.”

@AlkhaleejOnline tweeted: “A child was killed and civilians were injured in Russian raids on the town of Kansafra in Idlib countryside.” Other sources also reported multiple wounded but did not specify the number. Ebaa News added that the strikes led to “significant damage” of civilian’s property.

While nearly all sources blamed Russia for the strikes, @ShahbaPress pointed to the Syrian regime. Justice Organisation blamed both Russian warplanes and Syrian regime helicopters for the strikes.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • A wounded father carrying his son, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Kansafra in Idlib on July 4th (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • A father carrying his nine year old son, Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, who was killed by alleged Russian fired missiles on east Kansafra village on July 4th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteer carries the body of the child Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, who was killed by an airstrike on Kansafra on July 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    The child Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra on July 4th, 2019 (via Justice Organisation).
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    The body of the child Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, who was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra on July 4th, 2019 (via Abdul Rahman KafarJoumi).

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]