At least two civilians, a woman and her child, were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on the town of Kansafra on January 8, 2022.
A tweet from @ShahbaPress reported that a child was injured in artillery shelling by the regime forces on the town on Kansafra. However, Macro Media Center identified “civilians, most of them children”, as being injured but did not specify how many were injured.
According to @JustKhalid313, one of the children injured was a 6 year old named Islam who was “battling for her life” at the time of reporting and Syrian Network for Human Rights provided her full name to be Islam Najib Haj Ali. @Gurbtwatan added that Islam’s mother was also injured in the attack.
Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with Syrian Civil Defense referring to both the regime and Russian forces carrying out the attack while Baladi News attributed the strikes to “Syrian regime forces and the militias supporting it” who used Russian-made Krassenbul artillery shells. North Press Agency specifically blamed regime forces stationed in the city of Kafranbel.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Islam Najib Haj Ali 6 years old female injured
- Mother of Islam female injured
Sources (20) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the town of Kansafra (كنصفرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.658546, 36.484314. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.