Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4010

Incident date

August 12, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including three women, were reported injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, Idlib governorate, on August 12th, 2019, according to local sources.

Syria Civil Defense stated that “five civilians, including three women, were injured in warplanes’ airstrikes on the houses of civilians in the centre of Kafar Nabil.”

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian and regime warplanes and helicopters launched air strikes accompanied by very heavy artillery and rocket shelling, which resulted in […] many wounded civilians in the cities and towns of Kafar Nabil” and a number of other towns.

@MasarPressNet tweeted: “A number of civilians were wounded by the bombing of the warplanes on the city of Kafr Nabil in the southern countryside.”

Shaam News Network was the only source mentioning other Russia as the responsible belligerent. Other sources did not attribute blame.

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
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption Translation: "Five civilians, including three women, were injured in warplanes' air strikes on the houses of civilians in the center of Kafar Nabil." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Five civilians, including three women, were injured in warplanes' air strikes on the houses of civilians in the center of Kafar Nabil." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Five civilians, including three women, were injured in warplanes' air strikes on the houses of civilians in the center of Kafar Nabil." (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]