Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1085

Incident date

August 2, 2016

Location

كفرتخاريم, Kafr Takharim, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.1169382, 36.5147781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One woman died in an airstrike on Kafr Tkharim and the surrounding countryside on the August 2nd, according to sources on the ground. Most sources attributed the event to Russia, though one said that barrel bombs had been dropped on the area, meaning that regime involvement can’t be ruled out.

LCCSY and Baladi Network both declared it was Russian aviation which destroyed the neighbourhood. Syrian PC reported “heavy bombardment” of the area. Photographic evidence showed heavy material damage of the area.

LCCSY and other sources said that only one woman died in the raid, but her name was not given.

Ara News stated that multiple sources believed that several more civilians were wounded. The White Helmets released a Youtube video showing material damage including fire. It also stated that barrel bombs were used – a weapon used by the regime – and highlighted that the incident occurred in the late hours of the evening. Other photographic evidence showed injured children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the Russian airstrike on Kafr Tkharmi, 2nd August 2016. (via Baladi Network)
    Aftermath of the Russian airstrike on Kafr Tkharmi, 2nd August 2016.
  • An interview showing the extent of the devastation to the infrastructure. (via, Baladi News)
  • A White Helmet rescue operation. (via, The white Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle. (via Baladi Network)
  • An injured man in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, Baladi Network)
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    An injured child in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, Baladi Network)

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 August 1st – 10th 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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]