Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4102

Incident date

September 13, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabl, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, a man and a woman, were killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime cluster bombings of Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib, on September 13, 2019.

@baladinetwork identified “Two martyrs were killed by a missile strike by the regime forces on the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib” and @jisrtv added that they were a man and a woman.

A tweet from @anasanas84 named the civilians killed as: Hayel Al Shaheen, 19 years old, and Iman Khaled Al-Shaban, 24 years old.

“The Orient correspondent said that, since the morning, the Assad militia has intensified its bombing of several areas in southern Idlib, killing a young man and a woman from the city of Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib, in addition to several other civilian casualties.”

A tweet by @anasanas84 reported “Targeting the vicinity of the city of Kafranbel in the southern countryside of Idlib with missiles carrying cluster bombs by the Assad gangs, wounding a number of civilians.”

Nazir Abu Omar, an activist in the Idlib countryside, told (Jeroun): “The regime forces stationed in the vicinity of Khan Sheikhoun targeted the western neighborhoods of the town of Kafr Nabl, with dozens of artillery shells and rockets carrying explosive cluster bombs, killing a man and a woman, and wounding two others.”

Shaam News also added that “Activists said that the Assad forces targeted the western outskirts of the city of Kafr Nabl with several internationally banned cluster rockets, reaching civilian homes, which led to the death of a young man and a woman, and wounding others, and civil defense teams transferred them to medical hospitals.”

Multiple sources referred to cluster bombs as being used in the strikes.

The majority of sources attributed the airstrikes to the regime. However, a post by @NEDAAPOST blamed Russia for carrying out the bombings.

This event was another violation of the ceasefire agreement.

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
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: Targeting the vicinity of the city of Kafranbel in the southern countryside of Idlib with missiles carrying cluster bombs by the Assad gangs, wounding a number of civilians. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Image posted by Douaa on Facebook of Hayel Abdullah Al-Shaheen, a civilian killed by airstrikes on Kafr Nabl on September 13, 2019.

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]