Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4299

Incident date

February 12, 2020

Location

كفرعمة, Kafr Amma, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, including a child, were killed and three other children were injured as the result of Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma, Aleppo governorate, on February 12th, 2020, as reported by local sources.

SCD Aleppo wrote that “four civilians were killed and three others wounded due to a Russian aerial bombardment with two missiles, targeting Kafr Amma village in the western countryside of Aleppo, on Wednesday morning.”

The Director of Media of the SCD, Ibrahim Abu Al Laith, specified to SMART News Agency that there was one child among the four killed civilians and that three other children of a displaced family were lightly injured. Al Laith reported the use of two vacuum missiles.

The Syrian Civil Defense said that the family members were killed after fleeing the shelling in Idlib, and that rescue operations lasted for few hours.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Civilian buildings destroyed as a result of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
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    SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian airsrtrikes on Kafr A'mma in Aleppo on Februray 12th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
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    SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian airsrtrikes on Kafr A'mma in Aleppo on Februray 12th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
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    SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian airsrtrikes on Kafr A'mma in Aleppo on Februray 12th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Destruction and rescue operations after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Amma village which is administratively a part of al Atareb city in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on February 12th, 2020. (via SNHR)

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
    4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]