Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3899

Incident date

July 13, 2019

Location

كفريا, Kafriya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike struck the village of Kafriya in the morning of July 13th, according to local sources.

The strike led to the death of three civilians (and a fetus) who seem to be from the same family. A man, his child and a pregnant woman who were displaced were reported killed in the strike. According to Shaam, a total of four civilians were killed including two women and “a fetus”. Several others, including women and children, were reported wounded.

The Syrian Civil Defense, after four hours of work in search of survivors, pulled a woman from the rubble of her house, alive.

One of the volunteers of the Syrian Civil Defense was injured while searching for missing persons when he fell on the back of the roof of one of the destroyed houses.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Kasser Mustafa al-Boushi Adult male Syrian Civil Defense volunteer injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–11
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying the body of one of the victims of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Kafriya on July 13th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Kasser Mustafa al-Boushi who volunteers for the Ma'ra Misrin Center of the Syrian Civil Defense was injured while searching for missing persons after an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike struck Kfriya on July 13th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Video showing the Syrian Civil Defense searching for survivors after an airstrike struck Kfriya on July 13th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteer carrying a body from the rubble after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via @IdlubPlus).
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    A member of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) carries the body of an infant following a reported regime airstrike on the village of Kafriya, in Syria's Idlib province, on July 13 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching for survivors through the rubble after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching for survivors through the rubble after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching for survivors through the rubble after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Local residents at the scene after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching for survivors through the rubble after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on the town of Kafriya on July 13th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on the town of Kafriya on July 13th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer at the scene after an airstrike struck Kafriya on July 14th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • The Syrian Civil Defense manage to pull a girl from the rubble of her house alive after it was destroyed by an airstrike on Kafriya on July 13th (via Edlib Media Center).
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    Video of Syrian Civil Defense teams searching for survivors through the rubble after an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike struck Kafriya on July 13th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Three civilians were killed and 11 wounded in air strikes by the Syrian regime on the town of Kafraya in the northern countryside of Idlib
  • Three civilians were killed and 11 wounded in air strikes by the Syrian regime on the town of Kafraya in the northern countryside of Idlib.
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    Three civilians, including a woman and her fetus, were killed, and nine others, most of them children and women, were injured, all of them displaced, as regime warplanes bombed the village of Kafraya, north of Idlib.
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    A pregnant woman, and her fetus, were killed as a result of airstrikes on kafraya on July 13th, 2019. (via @NagiNajjar)
  • SCD volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafraya in Idlib on July 13th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • SCD volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafraya in Idlib on July 13th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • SCD volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafraya in Idlib on July 13th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • SCD volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafraya in Idlib on July 13th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)

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
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–11
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]