Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4431

Incident date

December 31, 2021

Location

كفردريان, Kafr Dariyan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed and five other civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021.

According to Syria TV, two people were killed and others were injured in Russian airstrikes on a farm on the outskirts of Kafr Dariyan. At the time of reporting an unknown number of civilians were still under the rubble of the building destroyed.

A tweet from @AishaSapri also identified two people as being killed and identified the location of the strikes as being near a housing camp for the displaced, adding that this is the second day in a row that strikes have occurred in this area.

Baladi News’ correspondent provided the names of the two civilians killed: the owner of the farm, “Hassan Khalil Bakrish“, and the teacher, “Jihad Saeed Deeb.” Various sources refer to Jihad as being a “professor” and an Arabic Language teacher.

A video posted by @abdalwhab761 shows the remains of two workers on a chicken farm who were allegedly killed by Russian airstrikes.

Sy-24 reported that the airstrikes completely destroyed the affected location and that others were “seriously” injured, without providing an estimate of how many. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that five others were injured in the airstrikes.

Syrian Civil Defense also mentioned the great damage caused the construction of the poultry house in addition to the death of birds in the area killed by the airstrikes. Syrian Network for Human Rights added that in addition to damage to the poultry house, an adjacent house was also damaged.

A tweet from @jamlyyyyy_ reported that Russian warplanes were targeting rebel positions in Kafr Dariyan without providing any details on casualties.

The majority of the sources that reported on this incident attributed the strikes to Russia. A tweet from @MghrdSwry also specifically mentioned vacuum missiles being used in the attack and @Almohrar1 put the number of raids carried out at six.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Hassan Khalil Bakrish Age unknown owner of the farm killed
  • Jihad Saeed Deeb Age unknown teacher killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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

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  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @MghrdSwry)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @hafeztaraman)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @blaas083)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @mohamedamory66)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • A collapsed building damaged during alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jisrtv)
  • A collapsed building damaged during alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jisrtv)
  • The body of one of the victims of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @syria55s)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Anasalmaarawi1 via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Anasalmaarawi1 via Facebook)
  • Funeral for the victims of the alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Janem via Facebook)
  • The young man Jihad Saeed Deeb who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Shlwlnasr via Facebook)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Idlebcriminaloffice via Facebook)
  • The young man Hassan Khalil Bakrish who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Kafardarian via Facebook)
  • Russian warplanes renewed targeting the vicinity of the village of Kafr Daryan, north of Idlib, for the second day in a row, and launched similar raids on the town of Al-Bara, south of Idlib. A video that captures the first moments of the bombing of the village of Kafr Daryan today, Friday, December 31.
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of the response of our teams to the Russian air strikes that targeted today, Friday, December 31, a poultry farm near the village of Kafr Daryan, north of Idlib, which killed two civilians.
  • The young men Hassan Khalil Bakrish and Jihad Saeed Deeb who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Video showing the first moment following Russian aerial missile bombardment of a poultry barn and an adjacent house in Kafr Daryan village in north #Idlib governorate on December 31, 2021, resulting in casualties and severe damage.

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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

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