Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4065

Incident date

January 20, 2020

Location

كفر تعال, Kafar Ta'al , Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three children were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Ta’al, Aleppo governorate, on January 20th, 2020, according to local sources. Seven civilians were reportedly wounded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the killing of three young girls. The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that the girls were part of the same family: “Sibling girls Noura and Yusra Mehyou Al Masri and the girl Fatimah Qaddour Al Masri, aged 6, 10 and 6 respectively, were killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Kafr Ta’al village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 20″. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the residential home of the children was targeted.

Edlib Media Center, Smart News Agency and @ShahbaPress reported seven wounded civilians. Sources stated that the incident occured around dawn.

The Syrian Civil Defence in Aleppo posted that they were searching for victims underneath the rubble.

Shaam News Network wrote that “civilians were killed and others wounded today, Monday, by Russian airstrikes, targeting the towns of the western countryside of Aleppo, in the context of an escalation campaign that has affected the area for nearly a week, amid a large movement of displacement from the area.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer looking at damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer helping a child after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers searching for victims underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers seemingly covering victims after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers searching for victims underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Civilians possibly looking for victims or their belongings after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Civilians possibly looking for victims or their belongings after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Civilians looking at damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers searching for victims underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Ta’al on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD on 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]