Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3931

Incident date

July 21, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman was killed and two civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, Idlib governorate, on July 21st, 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported that aerial strikes had been targeting civilian houses in the city since the morning of July 21st.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a woman was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes while Smart News Agency cited “two wounded by regime forces rocket-propelled grenade launchers from its sites north of Hamam, on the city of Kafar Nabil, south Idlib.”

Smart News Agency also reported “destroyed houses and shops in the city of Kafar Nabil, south of Idlib province, following the aerial bombardment of the Syrian regime forces over the residential areas in the city, causing damage to houses and property.”

Other sources did not specifically mention civilian harm. @HadiAlabdallah tweeted: “Five helicopters belonging to the Assad gangs take turns bombing the city of Kafar Nabil in the southern countryside of Idlib, intensively with barrel bombs!”

@IdlibPlus mentioned six airstrikes without naming a responsible belligerent. @jisirtv pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime. Other sources attributed the attack to both the Syrian regime and Russian forces.

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
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image Caption: "Image showing remnants of a barrel bomb was dropped by Syrian regime forces helicopters on the middle of Kafranbel city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 21." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Translation: “Kafar Nabil a little while ago” (via @Salqin).
  • Translation: “Moments of the bombing of the city of Kafar Nabil 2019/7/21” (via @thawrat111).
  • Translation: “Five helicopters belonging to the Assad gangs take turns bombing the city of Kafar Nabil in the southern countryside of Idlib, intensively with barrel bombs!” (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Translation: “Kafar Nabil / Idlib today” (via @demashu1).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 21st, 2019 (via @demashu1).
  • Translation: “Pictures from the city of Kafar Nabil showing the extent of the destruction of residential neighborhoods after six air strikes. Photography: Ahmed Al Daif” (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 21st, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Civilian searching through the rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 21st, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 21st, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 21st, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Translation: “A person from Kafar Nabil in Idlib countryside was surprised by the fall of an explosive barrel that was dropped by a helicopter belonging to the Assad regime near his location inside his city” (via @khaleedalkhteb).
  • Translation: “Kafar Nabil now. Five helicopters are taking turns bombarding the city with barrel bombs” (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime bombing of Kafar Nabil on July 21st, 2019 (via @mohamed1aldaher).

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
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (14) [ collapse]