Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4372

Incident date

August 14, 2021

Location

كفرتعال, Kafr Taal, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians, including a woman and a child, were injured in alleged Russian or regime or Iranian strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, “a two-year-old child was injured by missile strikes by the regime and Russia forces, this morning, Saturday, August 14, targeting civilian homes in Kafr Taal village”. However, @abo_aljod84 identified the child as being five years old.

@Sy24ria reported that both a woman and her child were injured in the shelling and attributed the strikes to the regime. The majority of other sources also gave similar information that a woman and child were injured.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with some blaming the regime for the strikes while @abo_aljod84 pointed to Russia, the regime, and Iran as responsible and @mzmgr941identified Russian and Iranian planes as flying reconnaissance in the area. Multiple sources identified both missiles and artillery shells as being used in the attack.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
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    Graphic image of injuries to a child from strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • Some rising above Kafr Taal village following strikes on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @RamahKasem)
  • Searching through the rubble following strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @RamahKasem)
  • Destruction caused by strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @RamahKasem)
  • Remnants of a shell used in strikes on Kafr Taal village on August 14, 2021. (Image posted by @RamahKasem)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]