Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4178

Incident date

November 17, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabl, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that Syrian Regime or Russian helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the outskirts of the town Kafr Nabl south of Idlib injuring at least two civilians on November 17th.

Two civilians were injured according to most sources, while one source claimed that civilians had been killed during the strike. @Idlibplus identified the victims as two men. @Orientnews claimed as the only source that the attacks caused several casualties among civilians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that two helicopters “took turns dropping barrel bombs”, dropping a total of 16 barrel bombs in total on Kafr Nabl and the village Baskala. @NagiNajjar reports instead that the airplanes attacked with vacuum missiles.

@Orientnews and @MasarNetPress attributed the attack to the Russian Armed Forces. Other reports, among them @Aljazeera, blamed the Syrian Regime Armed Forces for the raid.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]