Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4027

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kafar Sijna, Idlib governorate, on August 14th, 2019, according to local sources. At least two other civilians were injured.

Smart News Agency reported the “martyrdom of a civilian and three others wounded, as a result of the targeting of Khan Sheikhoun, Sheikh Dams and the town of Kafr Sijna, by Russian warplanes, helicopters and rocket launchers.”

Shabab Al Latamina stated that “two young brothers, Omar and Ahmad Khaled Al-Junaid, from Al-Latamina city, are injured due to the regime’s aerial bombardment on Kafar Sijna town of Edlib southern countryside.”

Meanwhile, Shahba Press tweeted “a civilian martyr and several wounded due to aerial bombardments by Assad’s Army warplanes targeting Kafr Sijna town of Edlib countryside.”

According to @HalabTodayTV, “a civilian was killed by airstrikes on the road to the town of Kafr Sijnah in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

@baladinetwork tweeted: “A civilian martyr in the bombing of the warplanes with C5 missiles around the towns of Kafr Sijna and Al Rakaya in the southern Idlib countryside.”

While most sources blamed the Syrian regime for the strikes, but Smart News Agency reported that Russian warplanes and helicopters had targeted the town.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]