Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4171

Incident date

November 15, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafrouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A likely Russian airstrike killed a child and reportedly injured four other family members when missiles targeted a residential neighbourhood in the town of Kafrouma, south of Idlib, on November 15th 2019.

While various local sources report that those injured were four sisters, others such as Zamal Al Wasl News report that amongst those injured were three sisters and their mother.

Multiple sources including Snap 2 News report that the child killed was Hassan Khaled Al-Hussein and his injured family members were: Aisha Al Hussein, Noor Al Hussein, Sidra Al Hussein, and Houria Al Hussein.

LCCSY reported that the number of wounded from Russian airstrikes was more than ten but this is unclear as to whether this included other airstrikes on the same day, one of which was reported nearby in Al-Bara, Jabal al-Zaqwiya.

Step News was alone in also blaming the Syrian regime for the event, noting that “A child is killed and others injured due to Russian airstrikes and artillery of regime forces targeting the town of Kafrouma.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

  • Hasan Khaled Al Hussein Child male killed
  • Houriya Al Hussein Child female injured
  • Aisha Al Hussein Child female injured
  • Noor Al Hussein Child female
  • Sidra Al Hussein Child female
  • Possible adult Adult female Some reports said that an adult female relative ather than a fourth child was injured injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Houriya Al Hussein was injured in an alleged Russia airstrike or Syrian Regime artillery attack on Kafrouma in Idlib on Nov 15th 2019. (via SCD)
  • '#kafrouma The martyrdom of the child "Hassan Khaled Al-Hussein" and the injury of his sisters Aisha Al Hussein Noor Al Hussein Sidra Al Hussein Houria Al Hussein In the town of Kafrouma in the countryside of Idlib, as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the town with vacuum missiles a short while ago'
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    The child Hassan Al Hussein, killed in a reported Russian airstrike on November 15th 2019 (via Orient News)
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    The child Hassan Khaled Al Hussein, killed in a reported Russian airstrike on November 15th 2019 (via KMC News)
  • Hassan Khaled Al Hussein (via Khaled Abu Hasan)

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (26) [ collapse]