Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4081

Incident date

August 27, 2019

Location

كفر نبل,, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6155094, 36.5471898 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and “many” more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Kafar Nabil on August 27, 2019, local media reported.

@Abuhuzaifa_  tweeted an image with the caption: “A 90-year-old father takes the last glimpses of his remaining child, who was martyred by shrapnel from the shelling of the Russian occupation.” According to a tweet by @Abdulrazak_Fadl, the father was unable to bury his son at the time because of the continued bombing of the town. A tweet by @SyriaCivilDefe identified the name of the father as Qanbar Al-Bayoush and reported that two of his other children were killed.

Shaam reported: “Since the morning of Tuesday, the city of Kafar Nabil has been subjected to heavy rocket and intensive shelling, after a hard night of Russian aerial bombardments that hit the devastated city, causing great destruction to its civilian facilities and residential buildings.

“Activists said that dozens of rockets targeted the neighborhoods of Kafar Nabil…leaving a civilian martyr and many wounded, at a time when the city is still subjected to intensive shelling with artillery and artillery.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “Nehad Qunbur al Bayyoush was killed in a shelling by Syrian regime forces missile launcher on Kafranbel city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 27, 2019.”

All other sources identified one civilian as being killed and various sourced only identified “several” and “others” as being wounded in the airstrikes.

Sources were split between whether Russia or the regime were responsible, with the Syrian Network for Human Rights identifying the regime as responsible while Smart attributed the strikes to Russia.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
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    "A 90-year-old father takes the last glimpses of his remaining child, who was martyred by shrapnel from the shelling of the Russian occupation."
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    A father sits beside his dead son following an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nabil. Aug 27th (via Shaam)
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    Caption translation: A martyr and several wounded as a result of missile strikes targeting the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib (Image posted by @anasanas84)
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  • A father says a final farewell to his son, who was killed in airstrikes against Kafr Nabil on August 27, 2019 (Image from @osama_sy87)

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]