Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS206

Incident date

April 24, 2016

Location

كفرغان, Kafr Ghan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.630992, 37.182584 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Daesh-linked Al A’Amaq Agency reported the deaths of four civilians “in an American bombing on the village of Kafr Ghan in Souran in the northern Aleppo countryside.” Other news agencies also reported the deaths of civilians in an alleged Coalition event.

Syria News, while making no mention of civilian casualties, reported that “International coalition planes target a booby-trapped car belonging to Daesh in the village of Kafr Ghan in the northern countryside at the same time as battles are raging between the rebels and IS.” ARA said three VBIEDs were destroyed by the Coalition befoer they could reach their targets.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Martyrs in a coalition warplane raid on the village of Kafr Ghan in the northern countryside.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 23rd-24th the Coalition reported strikes in Aleppo governorate near both Manbij and Mar’a: “Near Manbij, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL anti-air artillery system. Near Mar’a, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]