Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1174

Incident date

August 20, 2016

Location

كفر حلب, Kafr Halab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.062057, 36.871512 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians including two women died and up to 25 more were wounded in an airstrike on Kafr Halab, local media reported. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though a number didn’t specify which “warplanes” were responsible.

One source, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported that barrel bombs were dropped on the town – a weapon known to be used by the Assad regime, meaning that its involvement can’t be ruled out. Sources also said that cluster bombs had been used in the attack.

Death tolls varied between five and seven civilians. Halab Today – who didn’t identify the culprit – added that 15 more people were injured. However, AMC put the number of injured as high as 25.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least seven civilians including two women died in alleged Russian warplanes cluster bombs fired on Kafr Halab”. Other sources blaming Russia included Radio Alkul and Jisrtv.

Halab News – who didn’t specify the party responsible – named civilian fatalities – they also included two unidentified women

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Jassim Ahalomh Age unknown named by Halab News killed
  • Mahmoud Hussein Al-Naas Age unknown named by Halab News killed
  • Mohammed Saud Zurayk Age unknown named by Halab News killed
  • Waleed Nadeem Almarii Age unknown named by Halab News killed
  • Abdulsalam al-Haj Marii Age unknown named by Halab News killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–25
  • 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 (26) [ 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 20th – 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
    7
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–25
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]