Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4200

Incident date

November 26, 2019

Location

كرسعة, Karsa’a, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, including a child, were killed and several others were wounded in an alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrike on Karsa’a, according to local media.

Idlib Plus said two men were killed, and civilian homes were damaged. Zaiton Mag pointed out that the strikes occurred in residential neighborhoods.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that two civilians were struck as they returned from picking olives.

According to the Syrian Human Rights Committee, two people, including a child, were killed in a Russian bombing of Karsa’a village. Various sources also reported that “several” others were wounded but none specified how many.

A tweet from @oulaalassaad also identified two civilians as being killed and others injured in strikes and added the names of those killed: Alaa Fouad Al-Naqouh and Abdo Muhammad Al-Khalaf. @abo_aljod84 specified that Alaa was from the village of Qabrfdha and that Abdo was his uncle.

@Hasan_Jneed specified that vacuum missiles were used in the attack while Baladi News referred to them as high-explosive missiles.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to Russian forces. However, a tweet from @spc_fr attributed the dropping of barrel bombs on the outskirts of the village of Karsa’a on the regime.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
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    Very graphic image of the two civilians killed in strikes on the town of Karsa'a on November 26, 2019. (Image posted by @Yuons732)
  • Civilians killed in strikes on the town of Karsa'a on November 26, 2019. (Image posted by Baladi News)
  • Abdo Muhammad Al-Khalaf, killed in strikes on the town of Karsa'a on November 26, 2019. (Image posted by Ma`artamatr via Facebook)
  • Abdo Muhammad Al-Khalaf, killed in strikes on the town of Karsa'a on November 26, 2019. (Image posted by Moaarthorma via Facebook)
  • Two civilians were killed and several injured from the town of #Karsaa in the southern Idlib countryside as a result of a raid by the Russian occupation aircraft on the town this afternoon. Martyrs' names: Alaa Fouad Al-Naqouh Abdo Muhammad Al-Khalaf

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (32) [ collapse]