Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4076

Incident date

January 21, 2020

Location

كفرنوران, Kafar Nuran, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least nine civilians, among which between three and six children, were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020, according to local sources. Between 14 and 42 civilians, including women and children, were reported wounded.

The Syrian Civil Defence initially put the death toll at two killed civilians, but later updated that to eight, including women and children. The SCD Aleppo reported that they were working on removing bodies and injured from underneath the rubble and extinguishing fires.

Macro Media Center stated that there were “nine martyrs, including six children, as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the town of Kafar Nuran in the western countryside of Aleppo”.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that the bombing occured around 4:35 PM local time. They published the names of nine killed civilians, among which the names of at least two children. A third child was not identified. They reported 14 injured civilians, of which they published the names of ten, among which at least seven children. Shabha Press reported ‘dozens of injured’.

Step News reported that there were “three airstrikes that resulted in the death of eight people, including women and children, while the toll is likely to rise after the completion of the lifting of rubble, carried out by Civil Defence teams”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights wrote that “residential buildings and gatherings of displaced people” were deliberately bombed. They reported seven civilian casualties, including three children, all members of displaced families from Idlib countryside. They also reported 42 injured civilians and that some of them were in critical condition. They further wrote that “the raids also caused extensive destruction and fires in fuel-selling centers”.

A day after the incident, Edlib Media Center reported that the death toll had increased to ten civilians.

The incident occured at 4:35 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

Family members (3)

Family members (8)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (3–6 children2 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    14–42
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers looking for victims underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Man crying on the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers looking for victims underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via MMC)
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    Injured or killed woman being carried into an ambulance by Syrian Civil Defence volunteers after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers trying to extinguish fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers and civilians one the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers trying to extinguish fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers searching for victims underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers trying to extinguish fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers trying to extinguish fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers trying to extinguish fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafar Nuran, Aleppo governorate, on January 21, 2020 (via EMC)

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
    9 – 10
  • (3–6 children2 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    14–42
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]