Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4064

Incident date

January 20, 2020

Location

كفرجوم, Kafarjoum, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child and one woman were reported killed, and three other civilians, two or all of them are children, were injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafarjoum in Aleppo’s countryside in Syria on January 20th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “The sisters, Raghdah and Amal Mustafa, aged 16 and 20 respectively, were killed as fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on Kafrjoum village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 20th. ”

Baladi News correspondent in Aleppo’s countryside said that “on Monday Morning, Russian warplanes launched several airstrikes targeting the residential neighbourhoods of the town of Kafarjoumin the western countryside of Aleppo, which resulted in the killing of two civilians in an initial toll, and wounding others whose number was unknown.”

Justice Organization said that the airstrikes caused the death of two civilians and the injury of three, in addition to the death of a number of livestock near a house in Kafrjoum on January 20th.

Most of sources including Baladi, @ShahbaPress , Edlib Media Center, Justice Organization and Shaam Network blamed Russia for this incident, while Syrian Civil Defense and SMART Agency pointed to the regime as responsible.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteer on the site after alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrjoum in Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • SCD volunteer inspecting rubble after alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrjoum in Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • SCD volunteers on the site after alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrjoum in Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • A number of livestock was reported killed after alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafrjoum in Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]