Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4081

Incident date

January 21, 2020

Location

كفرناها, Kafar Naha, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and others injured when alleged Russian or Syrian regime warplanes targeted KafarNaha village in Aleppo on January 21st, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Muhammad Bassout and Ahmad al Abd were killed as fixed wing- warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on a textile factory in Kafr Naha village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020.”

Macro Media Center said the Russian warplanes targeted the village with vacuum rockets, but Nors For Studies said the raids were done by both Syrian regime and Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafarnaha in Aleppo, Syria on January 21st, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafarnaha in Aleppo, Syria on January 21st, 2020 (via MMC)

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
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]