Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3936

Incident date

July 22, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian was killed and an unknown number of others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Kafar Nabil, Idlib governorate, on July 22nd, 2019, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported “one martyr and wounded civilians as a result of air raids on the city of Kafar Nabil.” Shaam News described the attack as “indiscriminate shelling” and reported the use of “high-explosive missiles”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed blame to the Syrian regime and reported that Khaled Yasser al Othman, a second-year student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, was killed by one of the missiles. According to Ayham Al Karaji, the young man was killed in his home.

@yaseralsaleem and @IdlibPlus also reported “a martyr and wounded in the brutal Syrian-Russian bombing of Kafar Nabil a short while ago”, but neither specified the number of wounded civilians.

While some sources blamed the Syrian regime, others, such as Radio Fresh and @mos3abJbban, pointed to Russia. Some sources, including Edlib Media Center, attributed blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

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 man)
  • 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
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Khaled Yasser al Othman, a second year student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, was killed by an alleged Syrian airstrike on Kafar Nabil on July 22nd (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: “The Nusayris and the Russians continue to burn and destroy Idlib. More than 150 air strikes since morning until now. #Kafarnabil” (via @elhashmy5).
  • Translation: “The effects of the destruction in the city of Kafar Nabil as a result of the bombing by warplanes and helicopters” (via @tv_shada).
  • Khaled Yasser al Othman was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on his house in Kafar Nabil on July 22nd (via Ayham Al Karaji ).
  • Translation: “The effects of destruction due to a Russian raid on the city of Kafar Nabil, 22-7-2019”(via Radio Fresh).
  • Translation: “A warplane raid on the city of Kafar Nabil left a martyr and wounded civilians” (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafar Nabil on July 22nd, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).

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 man)
  • 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]