Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4414

Incident date

November 15, 2021

Location

كفرنوان , Kafr Noran, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.081116, 36.829799 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, a child and his mother, were killed and four to five others, including three to four other children and a man, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling of the village of Kafar Noran on November 15, 2021.

According to Hasakah News, a woman and her child were killed and four other of her children and her husband were injured in artillery shelling on a home in Kafar Noran. The correspondent for Step Agency added that the injuries were various degrees of severity and that the Syrian regime was responsible for the shelling.

Syrian Civil Defense also identified two people, a woman and a child, as being killed but put the number of injured at four, her children and her husband.

A tweet from @Ahmadmuaffaq provided the name of the young child killed: Muhammad Baha Khaled Darwish. A Facebook post from Mn.baladi also added the name of Muhammad’s mother who was killed: Umm Khaled Adnan Khaled.

Enab Baladi pointed out that Civil Defense volunteers transported the injured to the hospital and pulled out those killed from under the rubble.

Shaam News reported that following the strikes on Kafar Noran, “the rebel factions responded by targeting the strongholds of Assad’s forces in the town of Miznaz with artillery shells.”

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the artillery shelling, with Zaman Al Wasl blaming the regime forces stationed in Kafr Halab while @IdlibPlus attributed the bombing to the regime and Russia and @jabha_sy pointed to Iranian militias. The Syrian Civil Defense identified laser-guided Krasnopol shells as being used in the attack

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Umm Khaled Adnan Khaled female killed
  • Muhammad Baha Khaled Darwish Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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

Sources (36) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (22) [ collapse]

  • One of the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by HASAKAH NEWS)
  • One of the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Very graphic image of Muhammad Baha Khaled Darwish, killed from the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • One of the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Doctors treat the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @aa_arabic)
  • Doctors treat the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @aa_arabic)
  • Doctors treat the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @aa_arabic)
  • Doctors treat the victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @aa_arabic)
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    Very graphic image of Muhammad Baha Khaled Darwish, killed from the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @abdalwhab761)
  • Damage caused by the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @thiqanewsagency)
  • Damage caused by the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @thiqanewsagency)
  • Damage caused by the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @thiqanewsagency)
  • Damage caused by the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @thiqanewsagency)
  • Injured victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
  • Injured victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
  • Injured victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
  • Injured victims of the bombing of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
  • Shelling of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by Enab Baladi News)
  • Shelling of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by Alarabiya)
  • Funeral for mother and son killed in Shelling of Kafar Noran on November 15th, 2021. (Image posted by Mn.baladi via Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Kafr Noran (كفرنوان), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.081116, 36.829799. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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

Sources (36) [ collapse]