Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4144

Incident date

November 7, 2019

Location

كفرومة, Kafarouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and another one injured in an airstrike on the outskirts of Kfarouma town, Idlib governorate, on November 7th, 2019, according to local sources.

@IdlibPlus tweeted that “a civilian was martyred as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of Kfarouma town in the southern countryside of Idlib with airstrikes”.

MMC did not specify the belligerent, but did report that vacuum missiles were used. @AleppoAMC also reported that vacuum missiles were used and attributed them to Russia.

Step News Agency’s Idlib reporter, Hassan Al Mohammad, said that Russian warplanes were responsible for the strikes, “killing one person and injuring another, in addition to material damage to the property of civilians and their homes”.

A tweet from @ufuk_sy reported “a martyr and several wounded in the town of Kafr Rumah, as a result of the Russian warplanes bombing with high-explosive missiles” and various other sources also referred to “several” wounded.

Arabi21 identified that the strikes were launched against “residential compounds in the de-escalation zone in Idlib Governorate.” At the time of reporting one civilian casualty, “the civil defense teams are still continuing search and rescue work at the site of the bombing.”

All of the sources that identified a culprit in their reporting blamed 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: A civilian martyr in Kafr Ruma due to air strikes. A civilian was killed on the outskirts of the town of Kafr Rumah in the southern countryside of Idlib, as a result of air strikes launched by Russian warplanes on the vicinity of the town. (Image posted by @NagiNajjar)

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]