Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4192

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

كفرنبل , Kafrnabl, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reported killed and between three and ten others including at least one woman and one child were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Nubul in Idlib, Syria on November 23rd 2019, according to local sources.

While SMART Agency, Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), IdlibPlus and Macro Media Center (MMC) reported that two civilians were killed, ShahbaPress raised the death toll to three. Also the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) said three were injured, while IdlibPlus said the total number of injuries among civilians is ten.

Idlib Plus also said that “the bombing of the Russian warplanes, in several raids on the city of Kafranbel in the southern countryside of Idlib, killed two men and wounded seven others, including a family of two children, a man and a woman, in addition to the destruction of civilian houses.”

@media_idlib reported that two men were killed and three others were wounded in two raids carried out by Russian forces in the afternoon.

Step Agency reported that vacuum missiles were used in the raids that targeted the city, while Macro Media Center pointed that the attacks targeted residential areas. @AyhamSteif described that homes of the people of Kafr Nabl were destroyed and residential neighborhoods were “wiped off the face of the earth”.

The killed victims are all believed to be men, but no further details are currently available.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to Russia.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civil Defense after an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafarnubul
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafarnubul on November 23rd, 2019 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest')
  • Strikes on the city of Kafr Nabl on November 23, 2019. (Image posted by @zamanalwsl)
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    Child injured in Strikes on the city of Kafr Nabl on November 23, 2019. (Image posted by @Ahmad_1alshble)
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafarnubul on November 23rd, 2019 (Image posted by @AyhamSteif)
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafarnubul on November 23rd, 2019 (Image posted by @AyhamSteif)
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafarnubul on November 23rd, 2019 (Image posted by @AyhamSteif)
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafarnubul on November 23rd, 2019 (Image posted by @AyhamSteif)
  • White Helmets respond to an incident in Kafr Nabl on November 23, 2019. (Image posted by @media_idlib)
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    Child injured in Strikes on the city of Kafr Nabl on November 23, 2019. (Image posted by Mayar.alomar.33 via Facebook)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]