Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3867

Incident date

July 4, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed in an airstrike on Kafar Nabil as more than 10 aircrafts of the Syrian and Russian forces alternated bombing with explosive barrels and cluster missiles.

According to Edlib Media Center, the child was killed and others injured as cluster rockets struck a residential neighborhood.

Syrian Network for Human Rights alleged that “Ahmad Mohammad Radwan al Damour was killed Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped tens of barrel bombs on Kafranbel city in Idlib.” Kafranbel live and Ahmed Al Haniny said he was an adult and “the third martyr and the last youth from the family of Ahmad Muhammad al-Damour during the course of the Syrian revolution.”

Macro Media Center specified that four others in addition to the child were injured, including a volunteer from the Syrian Civil Defense.

MMC posted pictures tagged: “The first moments of the targeting of the cities of Kafr Nabl and Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib with barrel bombs dropped from helicopters of the regime forces, which led to the deaths of martyrs and wounded civilians.”

@modar28 tweeted: “10 aircraft (Russian and Assad) bomb the city of Kafr Nabl with more than 25 airstrikes, in conjunction with the flight of reconnaissance aircraft to ensure the destruction of all neighborhoods and neighboring villages, and dozens of martyrs and wounded, most of them children, women and elderly.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–12
  • 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
    Other

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (19) [ collapse]

  • Video covering the aftermath of an airstrike on Kafar Nabil on July 4th (via Hadi Alabdallah).
  • Smoke circling up from where an airstrike struck in Kafar Kabil on July 4th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike that struck in Kafar Kabil on July 4th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike that struck in Kafar Kabil on July 4th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destroyed street after Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via @aboalhodaalhoms)
  • Destroyed building after Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via MMC)
  • Impact of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via MMC)
  • People alking through rubble after Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via MMC)
  • Man walking through street after Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via MMC)
  • Bomb falling during Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via @mousakhaled1976)
  • Impact of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via @mousakhaled1976)
  • Impact of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via @modar28)
  • Destruction after Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via @modar28)
  • Ahmad Mohammad Radwan al Damour, allegedly killed by Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 4th, 2019 (via Ahmed Al Haniny)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–12
  • 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
    Other

Sources (28) [ collapse]