Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1017

Incident date

July 18, 2016

Location

كفر حمرة, Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.255362, 37.087714 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Various sources reported that airstrikes on a residential area in Kafr Hama, Aleppo, killed up to three civilians, including one boy.

BBC Arabic filed a report which read, “according to opposition source, Russian warplanes launched extensive shelling in Kafr Hamra”. Meanwhile, al Jazeera reported that both Russian and Assad regime warplanes were launching missiles in the area.

Enab Baladi News and Qasioun both blamed Russia for the raids, whereas Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Assad regime for the attack.

Halab News Network named three civilian fatalities, listed below.

Multiple sources reported that others were wounded, with no specific numbers.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hassan Mohammed Khatib 40 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Haj Ali 17 years old male killed
  • Mahmood Mohammed Hayek 29 years old

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defence Forces carrying an injured civilian from the site of the airstrike in Kafra Hamra, 18th July 2016. (via, Kakaria Nassani tweet)
  • Civil Defence Forces carrying an injured civilian from the site of the airstrike in Kafra Hamra, 18th July 2016. (via, Kakaria Nassani tweet)
  • Civil Defence Forces carrying an injured civilian from the site of the airstrike in Kafra Hamra, 18th July 2016. (via, Kakaria Nassani tweet)
  • Possibly iimage of the airstrike in Kafra Hamra, 18th July 2016. (via, Halab Today tweet)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 16th – 27th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]