Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3987

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

كفر نبل, Kafar Nubul, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was reported killed, and four to six civilians including two children injured, in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes or artillery on Kafar Nubul , Idlib, on August 1st. Out of the injured, four belong to one family.

It was reported that Kafar Nubul was targeted with two raids on that day. The victim was named by local sources as Najwa Muhammad Al-Ashtar, a 28 year old IDP from Homs who died of injuries she sustained in morning airstrikes. Justice Organisation reported that the victim died in Kafar Zeita and it is unclear whether that was stated by mistake as all the sources mentioned her name as a victim in Kafar Nubul.

Smart News reported the “destruction of civilian homes and a school in the city of Kafar Nabil south of Idlib in northern Syria, as a result of aerial bombardment of Syrian warplanes to the residential neighborhoods in the city. Activist Ahmed Hanini said on Thursday, August 1, 2019, that a woman was killed and four civilians were injured as a result of the shelling.”

Meanwhile, Halab Today documented one civilian killed, and six injured.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the school damaged as “Martyr Ahmad Alloush School known as al Reifiya School”, stating that the airstrikes “partially damaged its building and severely damaged its furniture”.

Sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime and/or Russia. @blaas083 tweeted that a MiG-23 warplane conducted the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime warplanes fired a missile on Martyr Ahmad Alloush School known as al Reifiya School in Kafar nabil city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially damaging its building and severely damaging its furniture, on August 1, 2019." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Caption translation: Kafr Nubul has been under Russian bombardment a while ago.
  • Caption translation: The second raid.
  • Caption translation: Five injuries from one family in the city of Kafranbel, south of Idlib, as a result of targeting the city with vacuum missiles by Assad's warplanes and Russia.
  • Caption translation: Four casualties in two airstrikes that targeted the rural school and a house in the city of Kafar Nubul.
  • Caption translation: A woman was killed and four civilians were wounded as a result of being targeted by the Russian warplanes with an air strike on the town of Kafr Nubul in the southern countryside of Idlib. The actor of Russian warfare
  • Aftermath of a raid in Kafar Nubul that hit a school causing damage on August 1st, 2019. (via@FSLA2011).
  • Destruction in a school in Kafar Nubul as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes or shelling on August 1st, 2019. (via @FSLA2011).
  • Caption translation: Kafar Nubul a while ago.
  • Caption translation; Civilians were wounded in a raid by the warplanes on the city of Kafar Nubul in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Caption translation: A displaced martyr from Homs and four wounded and destroyed in Ahmed Al-Aloush School, as a result of raids targeting the city
  • One of six civilians reportedly injured in alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes or shelling on Kafar Nubul on August 1st, 2019. (via Justice Organisation).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]