Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4006

Incident date

August 11, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabl, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Five civilians from the same family were reported injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike or artillery shelling on Kafar Nabl, Idlib, on August 11th which was the first day of Eid Al-Adha.

While an initial report stated that one woman was injured in the airstrike, all later sources indicated that the figure had risen to five as an understanding of the event unfolded.

Blame by local sources was attributed to both Russia and the Syrian regime. For example, SMART News Agency stated that “the city of Kafar Nabl south of Idlib was raided by Russian warplanes targeting houses, wounding five civilians from one family, including two women and a child, who were taken to a nearby hospital.”

However, SY24 correspondent said that the Syrian regime forces stationed in Braideej camp in the northwestern countryside of Hama rained down the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib with mortar missiles and artillery shells, which led to severe material damage to citizens’ properties, without information about injuries.

According to @jisrtv, “Regime forces bombard with rocket launchers, the city of Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib”. The airstrike is also reported to have caused fires and destruction in the attacked location.

Most sources attributed blame to Russia for the airstrike.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Tweet translation: Aerial photos show the extent of destruction in Kafar Nabil city of southern Idlib countryside due to being targeted by Russian warplanes by an airstrike.
  • Aerial photos show the extent of destruction in Kafar Nabil city of southern Idlib countryside due to being targeted by Russian warplanes by air strike" (via IdlibPlus)
  • Aerial photos show the extent of destruction in Kafar Nabil city of southern Idlib countryside due to being targeted by Russian warplanes by air strike" (via IdlibPlus)
  • An image showing the destruction in Kafar Nabil city of southern Idlib countryside due to being targeted by Russian warplanes by air strike" (via IdlibPlus)
  • The extent of destruction in Kafar Nabil city of southern Idlib countryside due to being targeted by Russian warplanes by air strike" (via IdlibPlus)
  • Caption translation: "Regime forces used cluster missiles to bomb the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via @abdalazezketaz)
  • Caption translation: The shelling of the rocket launchers targets the city of Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib, while the town of Maarzita was subjected to air strikes by the warplanes.
  • An image capturing the bombing of Kafr Nabl by Russian or Syrian regime on August the 8th 2011 (via @NagiNajjar)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]