Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4472

Incident date

September 27, 2022

Location

قرية كلبيت ,ريف ادلب الشمالي,ادلب, Kalbid area, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

On September 27th 2022, between two and eight civilians were reportedly injured, including an elderly woman and a young man, when a Russian air strike hit a refugee camp in the Kalbid area, near the Bal al-Hawa border crossing in Syria.

One Syrian Civil Defense volunteer, Hamza Al-Jassem, stated after being at the scene, “it is a difficult feeling that death is chasing you even in the last place.”

Step News reported that the Russian airstrike targeted a military site belonging to a Turkish-backed Syrian opposition faction, which calls itself “Army of God”, near the Syrian-Turkish border. There were reportedly four missiles, and one missile fell into the vicinity of the refugee camp.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that shrapnel from the bombardment wounded four civilians on the main road near the base in the area.  It also reported that the attack caused “panic and terror among the internally displaced people, especially students in the camps, as the missile strike was around school hours.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
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  • “It is a difficult feeling that death is chasing you even in the last place. You fled to God, and you are unable to do anything, all the pain of displacement and the hard life that you live in the camps, and still the Russian aviation continues to bombard and attacks," One Syrian Civil Defense volunteer said on September 27th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • “It is a difficult feeling that death is chasing you even in the last place. You fled to God, and you are unable to do anything, all the pain of displacement and the hard life that you live in the camps, and still the Russian aviation continues to bombard and attacks," One Syrian Civil Defense volunteer said on September 27th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • “It is a difficult feeling that death is chasing you even in the last place. You fled to God, and you are unable to do anything, all the pain of displacement and the hard life that you live in the camps, and still the Russian aviation continues to bombard and attacks," One Syrian Civil Defense volunteer said on September 27th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • “It is a difficult feeling that death is chasing you even in the last place. You fled to God, and you are unable to do anything, all the pain of displacement and the hard life that you live in the camps, and still the Russian aviation continues to bombard and attacks," One Syrian Civil Defense volunteer said on September 27th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • Photograph of the aftermath of attack on September 27th 2022 (Image via EdlibEmc1 / Facebook)
  • "Wounded and injured in the camps of #Kalbit, after the #Russian_occupation aircraft targeted the overcrowded camps." Image via @ashraf_alhalabi / Twitter)
  • "Wounded and injured in the camps of #Kalbit, after the #Russian_occupation aircraft targeted the overcrowded camps." Image via @ashraf_alhalabi / Twitter)
  • "The Russian occupation warplanes target with several air raids the vicinity of the displacement camps in the village of Calbit in the vicinity of Sarmada, north of Idlib" (Image via @Almohrar1 / Twitter)
  • "The Russian occupation warplanes target with several air raids the vicinity of the displacement camps in the village of Calbit in the vicinity of Sarmada, north of Idlib" (Image via @Almohrar1 / Twitter)
  • "Russian aerial bombardment targets the "Kalbit" camps area, north of Idlib." (Image via @ezladeen_98 / Twitter)
  • "Russian aerial bombardment targets the "Kalbit" camps area, north of Idlib." (Image via @ezladeen_98 / Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (25) [ collapse]