Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4434

Incident date

January 3, 2022

Location

بين أرمناز و كفرتخاريم, between Armanaz and Kafr Takharim, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including a woman and up to three children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes between the town of Armanaz and the city of Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a woman and her child were injured when Russian warplanes bombed two poultry farms on the outskirts of Kafr Takharim. The strikes also resulted in destruction of the farms and the death of a large number of births inside of them. White Helmet volunteers took the injured to the hospital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Russian forces executed three airstrikes on the poultry farm, which resulted in the injury of a family of five, including children.

@ZaitunAgency provided the toll of three children injured in the airstrikes and images posted by @anasanas84 at least three different children receiving treatment for their injuries. Al Araby added that their injuries were varying degrees of severity.

Al Araby News reported that the farmhouse that was hit by the airstrikes housed IDPs and is located on the road between the town of Armanaz and the city of Kafr Takharim near the Turkish-Syrian border.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia and @OrientNews identified explosive missiles as being used in the attack.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Video || The moment Russian warplanes targeted the vicinity of Armanaz town in the northwestern Idlib countryside
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]