Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1070

Incident date

July 30, 2016

Location

كفر ناها, Kafr Naha, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1658391, 36.9767189 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between five and seven civilians died and dozens more were injured in an airstrike on Kafr Naha, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The majority of sources “Qasioun, Sadaaltwhed, Halab News, Alamawi, Jisr tv, Syrian Press Center) pointed towards Russia, with death counts varying between five and seven civilians.

According to Horrya, both Russia and the regime were responsible. It put the death toll at seven with dozens more injured.

A number of other sources didn’t identify the warplanes that carried out the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Danied Al-Shabbout Child killed
  • Shahed Al-Shabbout Child killed
  • Abdo Al-Shabbout killed
  • Kamal Al-Shabbout killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Video of the alleged Russian airstrike in Kafr Naha, Aleppo (via Qasioun)
  • A street in Kafr Naha where suspected Russian shelling demolished buildings (via SN4HR)
  • Suspected Russian warplanes attacked Kafr Naha - photographs reveal material destruction on the neighbourhood (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)
  • The White Helemt rescue mission in Kafr Naha - suspected Russian warplanes responsible for civilian casualties and material destruction (Tweet via @jisrtv)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 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
    5 – 7
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]