Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4454 YS145

Incident date

July 30, 2022

Location

كفرتعال, Kafr Taal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.152222, 36.893333

Airwars assessment

Two children were killed and up to two others were injured in artillery shelling allegedly carried out by Russian forces, the Syrian regime, or the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Syrian Civil Defense tweeted (@SyriaCivilDefe) that two children, Youssef and Abdul Baset Jadoua, were killed and the father of Youssef, named Mustafa Jamil Jadoua, and Ahmed Naji Doreesh were injured, one of them seriously, when Syrian regime and Russian forces shelled the village of Kafr Taal. Civil Defense volunteers inspected the location of the bombing and transferred the injured civilians to hospitals. A tweet and image posted by the Civil Defense indicated that the victims were drinking tea together when the shelling happened.

@anasanas84 also reported that two children were killed but identified only one “young man” as being injured in the shelling.

According to the correspondent of “Zaytoun Agency” in Aleppo countryside, residential neighborhoods of Kafr Taal were struck with three artillery shells. Shaam news added that the shelling occurred on a public street in the center of the town.

A video posted by @77Mikiy is said to show the mother of one of the victims saying goodbye to her child who was killed in the shelling.

The majority of sources, including Shaam News and @OrientNews, attributed the shelling to the Syrian regime while the Syrian Civil Defense blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian forces while Al Souria news stated that the Syrian regime and the Syrian Democratic Forces were responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Youssef Jadoua Child killed
  • Abdul Baset Jadoua Child killed
  • Mustafa Jamil Jadoua Adult male Father of Youssef injured
  • Ahmed Naji Doreesh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of blood of one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Blood of one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteer evacuates one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • According to the Syrian Civil Defense, civilians were killed while drinking tea by shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted on Twitter)
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    Graphic image of one of the children killed in shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of blood of one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A video from the Kafr Taal massacre, which was committed by the Assad terrorist militia today, "The mother, her child and the last farewell" #Kafr_Tal_massacre #Alepp
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    Very graphic images of the victims of shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @thawra_sy4)
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    Survivors recount their testimonies to Orient... Victims, including children, in shelling by Assad militia on Kafr Taal village, west of Aleppo
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    Very graphic image of one of the children killed in shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @ahmads2021)
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    Very graphic image of one of the children killed in shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @Hanzpal2)
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    Graphic image of one of the victims of shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @tw67462611)
  • One of the victims of shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @ezaldeen_98)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafr Taal (كفرتعال), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.152222, 36.893333. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

YPG Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG
  • YPG position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (32) [ collapse]