Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4159

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, 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

At least two civilians, including a woman, were killed and around seven civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Kafar Nabil, Idlib governorate, on November 12th, 2019. In addition, five militants were reported killed.

Step News Agency reporter Omar Al Omar stated that “Russian warplanes have launched several raids with vacuum missiles since this morning on the outskirts of Kafar Nabil and the southern outskirts of Hass, killing five civilians and wounding others in Kafar Nabil”. Euphrates Post and @fattumabdulfat1 reported four killed civilians while @tranem122 identified eight civilians as being killed.

Local sources however reported to Smart News Agency that five militants were killed, rather than civilians. According to Shaam News Agency, this number included four militants from militant jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir Al Sham.

Both the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Step News Agency reported that a woman was killed. The Syrian Network of Human Rights identified Abdul Hamid al Khalil as another killed civilian. Hence, it is likely that at least two civilians were killed. An image posted by @MoamenRawy shows a White Helmet treating a child.

Whereas most sources reported “multiple injured civilians”, @ShahbaPress reported 7 wounded.

All of the sources that reported on the strikes attributed the strikes to Russia while tweets from @MoamenRawy and @SyrianCoalition also mentioned the regime as carrying out strikes on the countryside.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 8
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (36) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: The killing of 4 civilians in Kafr Nabl and reports of casualties in Shannan as a result of Russian and regime air strikes on the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by @MoamenRawy)
  • Images of the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Nabl on November 12, 2019. (Images posted by @SyrianCoalition)
  • Images of the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Nabl on November 12, 2019. (Images posted by @SyrianCoalition)
  • Images of the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Nabl on November 12, 2019. (Images posted by @SyrianCoalition)
  • Images of the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Nabl on November 12, 2019. (Images posted by @SyrianCoalition)
  • Caption translation: Zaytoun Agency correspondent: A martyr and injured civilians as a result of renewed Russian air strikes on the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern countryside of Idlib, bringing the death toll from the morning until the moment to 6 people. (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)

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 – 8
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (36) [ collapse]