Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3966

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

كفرعويد, Kafar Aouid, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two girls were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Kafar Aouid, Idlib countryside, on July 27th, 2019, according to local sources.

@baladinetwork tweeted: “The regime’s warplanes bomb the village of Kafar Aouid in the southern countryside of Idlib.” According to @IdlibPlus, civilian homes were targeted.

According to @nehad8_88, “two girls were wounded as a first toll and massive property damage as a result of the targeting of the town by Sukhoi 22 warplanes a short while ago.”

@Step_Agency wrote that “warplanes targeted the town of Kafr Aouid in the southern countryside of Idlib, coinciding with missile strikes from the Gorin camp targeting the town of Sufuhn in the western countryside of Idlib.”

Sources pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime as the responsible belligerent for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Video capturing the first moments after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike hit the village of Kafr Aouid in Idlib on July 27th (via Kafar Aouid).
  • Translation: “Warplanes carried out an air strike on the town of Kafr Aouid a short while ago” (via @binnish_revolu).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syiran regime airstrikes on the town of Kafr Aouid in Idlib governorate on July 27th, 2019 (via @binnish_revolu).

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
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]