Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4377

Incident date

January 28, 2020

Location

كفرلاته, Kafarlata, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two brothers were killed and others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Kafarlata, Idlib governorate, on January 28th, 2020, according to local sources.

Step Agency reported that “two civilians were killed and others wounded due to artillery shelling by the Syrian regime forces targeting the village of Kafarlata in Jabal Al Arbaeen, south of Idlib”. Ariha Today reported the incident occurred around 8:50 PM and identified the victims as Walid and Mostafa Farouk Al Nemr. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the men were brothers.

According to a Facebook post by Anastracey Official, “two men were killed as a result of Assad’s forces bombing the town of Kafr Lata with missiles carrying cluster bombs”. @Syrianewsar added that in addition to the two men killed, “others” were injured but did not specify how many.

Whereas most sources point to the Syrian regime as the belligerent, Shaam News Network blamed Russian airstrikes.

The incident occured at approximately 8:50 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Brothers Walid and Mostafa Farouk Al Nemr, killed in airstrikes on Kafarlata on January 28, 2020. (Image posted by @mohamad.safah.5)
  • Brothers Walid and Mostafa Farouk Al Nemr, killed in airstrikes on Kafarlata on January 28, 2020. (Image posted by @mohamad.safah.5)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (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 (17) [ collapse]