Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4470

Incident date

September 17, 2022

Location

كفر عمة, Kaframma, Aleppo

Airwars assessment

One civilian, a boy or young man named Muhammad Hamdo Arab, was reported killed and his brother, Qusai Hamdo Arab, was wounded when an artillery shell hit civilian homes in the village of Kafr Amma in the western countryside of Aleppo, Syria on September 17th 2022.  It is a contested event as a result of either Russian or Syrian regime action.

One other source reported that a girl had been injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Qusai Hamdo Arab Child male brother of Muhammad injured
  • Muhammad Hamdo Arab Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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, Syrian Regime

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Muhammad Hamdo Arab was reportedly killed by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on September 17th 2022 (Image via Almohrar1 / Twiter)
  • Qusai Hamdo Arab was reportedly injured by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on September 17th 2022 (Image via Almohrar1 / Twiter)
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    Muhammad Hamdo Arab was reportedly killed by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on September 17th 2022 (Image via Almohrar1 / Twiter)
  • One civilian was killed when a reported Russian or Syrian regime strike hit the vicinity of Darat Izza on September 17th 2022 (Image via @bkdadaksa / Twitter)
  • One child was killed and another was reported injured when a contested strike hit Kafra Amma on September 17th 2022 (Image via @AsharqNewsSYR / Twitter)
  • "A boy was killed and his brother was wounded by artillery shelling by the Assad regime forces on the village of Kafr Ama." (Image via Euphrates Post)
  • "A boy was killed and his brother was wounded by artillery shelling by the Assad regime forces on the village of Kafr Ama." (Image via Euphrates Post)
  • "A boy was killed and his brother was wounded, today, Thursday, September 22, by artillery shelling by the regime forces and Russia, which targeted civilian homes in the village of Kafr Amma in the western countryside of Aleppo, and the outskirts of Darat Izza city were similarly bombed." (Image via Syria Civil Defense)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military 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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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, Syrian Regime

Sources (23) [ collapse]