Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3884

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

كفرومة, Kafar Rouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two women were killed in an alleged Syrian or Russian strike with explosive barrels on Kafar Rouma, south of Idlib, according to local sources. Dozens were reported injured.

According to Shaam News, Syrian and Russian “military and helicopter gunships” carried out attacks on a number of towns and villages in Idlib countryside that day.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that both a school and a mosque were damaged in the incident. According to this source, “Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped a barrel bomb near Martyr Abdul Hamid Qaddi School in Kafrouma village” and “near Omar Bin al Khattab Mosque”, “partially damaging the building and furniture” in both cases.

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 – 2
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Video: Assad's helicopters bomb the town of Kafr Rumah in the southern countryside of Idlib with massive explosive barrels and leave a lot of damage, martyrs and injured on July 10th, 2019."

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 – 2
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]