Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4394 IRS013

Incident date

September 27, 2021

Location

كفرنوران, Kafar Noran, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians, including a woman, were injured in alleged Russian or regime or Iranian artillery shelling and machine gun fire on the village of Kafr Noran on September 27, 2021.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, five civilians, including a woman, were wounded in mortar shelling by the Russian and regime forces on Kafr Noran.

A lower estimate of casualties was given by @zelal_abo_adnan, who identified three civilians as being injured. North Press Agency added that the wounds of the three injured civilians were of a varying severity.

Baladi New’s correspondent in the Aleppo countryside reported that homes of civilians in the village of Kafr Noran were struck with mortar shells and civil defense teams were transporting injured civilians to the nearest medical point. He added that the intense shelling had caused a state of fear and panic among many of the village’s residents.

The majority of sources attributed the attack to the regime, with a tweet from @SRoudinah2 specifically identifying regime forces stationed at surrounding checkpoints as the ones responsible for the bombardment. However, both @mzmgr941 and @thawrat111 blamed Iranian forces for the strike while Syrian Civil Defense attributed the shelling to both the regime and Russia.

Various sources identified mortars, artillery, and heavy machine guns as being part of the attack on Kafr Noran that resulted in civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Civilians injured in strikes on Kafr Noran on September 27, 2021. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Mortar shelling on Kafr Noran on September 27, 2021. (Image posted by @VOSyria_)

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

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
    3–5
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]