Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4070

Incident date

August 24, 2021

Location

كفرنبل, kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including a child were reported injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Nubul in Idlib on August 24th, 2019.

@oHA8k9FRkEve1LK reported the Syrian Civil Defence saying “Five people, including a child, were injured as a result of two air strikes by warplanes targeting 3 residential neighborhoods and a mosque in the city of Kafranbel.”

Local sources accused both Russia and the Syrian regime. @FSLA2011 said “Russian warplanes targeted the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib a short while ago.” @anasanas84 tweeted saying “Five wounded as a result of a raid by warplanes on the city of Kafranbel in the southern countryside of Idlib a short while ago.”

@EzzatHor said the the Syrian regime used vacuum rockets in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation; Violent shelling on Kafr Nabl by the Russian and Syrian warplanes together (these are the photos).
  • Image via @NowLebanon1 showing alleged joint Russian-Syrian shelling in Kafr Nubul on August 24th, 2019.
  • Caption translation: Kafr Nabl a little while ago. And reports about the presence of civilians injured as a result of the warplanes' targeting of the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • An image allegedly showing airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on August 24th, 2019. (via @alyasmeenwn).
  • Caption translation: Kafr Nubul a while ago.
  • Shelling on Kafr Nubul by Russia or the Syrian regime on August 24th, 2019. (via @JA00963)

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
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]