Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1095

Incident date

August 4, 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

Up to four civilians died, including a woman and two children, in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Naha. According to Ara News, the warplanes launched strikes on the neighbourhood, “in an attempt to prevent the arrival of a new military Maazrat Army conquest of the region”.

LCCSY reported that rockets were fired over the Western suburbs, killing four civilians and “wounding several others”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that “in addition to the death of two children and about 30 more were wounded, including children. Additionally, the Observatory learned that at least 11 fighters from the band fighters were killed when their headquarters in the area Kafr Naha countryside west of Aleppo was struck, during the 48 hours the past.” Despite this, other sources reported there were up to four civilian casualties.

Multiple sources including Smart News, Lebanese News and Qasioun said that there were up for six vacuum missile strikes and other heavy shelling.

Halab Today tweeted that both women and children were injured in the attack. Smart News claimed that six civilians were injured, however Orient News claimed that “more than dozens were injured” in the town of Kafr Naha.

Orient News reported that “Warplanes launched several air raids on villages and towns in the vicinity of Khan Tuman, with more than 30 air raids, which resulted in the death of 13 civilians and injury of dozens in the town of Kafr Naha”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]