Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4076

Incident date

August 26, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة , Kafar Sijna, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.52447, 36.590051 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilian males died and others were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Sijna on August 26, 2019, according to local media.

The Step News Agency reported: “Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kafar Sijnain in the southern countryside of Idlib with missiles, killing two people as a toll and injuring a number of wounded.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Tareq Ahmad Saed al Din and Mahmoud Ibrahim al Hajji were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Kafr Sajna village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 26.”

None of the sources specified how many civilians were injured.

All sources attributed the airstrikes to Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • "Tareq Ahmad Saed al Din and Mahmoud Ibrahim al Hajji were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Kafr Sajna village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 26." (via SN4HR)
  • Caption translation: # Local Administration Council in Kafr Sijnah: 26/8/2019 #Prompt: Two martyrs and a number of wounded, as a result of a hate Russian raid on the town of Kafr Sijnah 1- The martyr Tariq Ahmed Al-Mukhtar 2- The martyr Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Khader We ask God for mercy and forgiveness for the martyrs and patience and comfort for their families We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return
  • Caption translation: # Local Administration Council in Kafr Sijnah: 26/8/2019 #Prompt: Two martyrs and a number of wounded, as a result of a hate Russian raid on the town of Kafr Sijnah 1- The martyr Tariq Ahmed Al-Mukhtar 2- The martyr Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Khader We ask God for mercy and forgiveness for the martyrs and patience and comfort for their families We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]