Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4020

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

كصنفرة , Kansafra, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra, Idlib, on August 14th.

Macro Media Center reported that “civilians [were] wounded as a result of the shelling by Russian warplanes with vacuum missiles on the residential neighborhoods of Kansafra town in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Edlib Media Center also reported that “civilians were injured when Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kansafra south of Idlib with rockets.”

Most sources blamed Russia, but Step News said that Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopters targeted with the barrels many towns including Kansafra in that day.

No other information is known at this time.

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
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "Breathtaking moments removing civilians from the rubble as a result of Russian air strikes targeting residential buildings in the town of Kansafra in the southern countryside of Idlib # Idlib."
  • Caption translation: An air strike on the town of Kansafra in the western countryside of Idlib.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian strikes on Kansafra on August 14th, 2019. (via @Damsco0)

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
    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 (10) [ collapse]