Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4024

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed and others injured in airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, Idlib, on August 14th.

Shaam News reported that “two civilians were martyred” in the attack while Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and other sources, documented “one civilian who was killed in aerial bombardment by the Russian warplanes on the outskirts of Kafar Nabil.”

Smart News stated that “a civilian was killed, and another injured, as a result of the bombing of Russian warplanes by missiles on the outskirts of the city of Kafar Nabil, south of Idlib in northern Syria, where the Civil Defense elements recovered the dead body.”

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to Russian forces, while one source named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption Translation: "One man martyred and another wounded due to two warplanes airstrikes targeting Kafar Nabil city in Idlib countryside today, our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Translation: Helicopters of the Assad regime forces dropped barrel bombs on civilian homes in Kafr Nabl a short while ago.
  • Destruction of civilians' houses in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on August 14th, 2019. (via @EuphratesPost)
  • Destruction of civilians' houses in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on August 14th, 2019. (via @EuphratesPost)
  • Civil Defense volunteers carry the body of a civilian killed on August 14, 2019, as a result of a Russian airstrike targeting the city of Kafar Nabil, south of Idlib governorate in the north of the country. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]