Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1244

Incident date

September 9, 2016

Location

كفر ناها, Shamico, near 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 two civilians died and several more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on a mosque in Shamico near Kafr Naha, according to local media. Sources reported that cluster bombs were used in the attack and that civilian homes were destroyed.

The majority of sources referred only to “warplanes”, though Smart and Syria News Desk blamed Russia.

According to Syria News Desk, “civilians were killed and wounded while they were leaving Friday prayers after Russian warplanes targeted a mosque with cluster bombs”.

Most sources put the death toll at two, though Syria News Desk said one person died and dozens more were wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Remnants of cluster bombs and rubble in Kafr Naha, the aftermath of alleged Russian warplane shelling (Tweet via @baladinetwork)
  • Material destruction in Kafr Naha following suspected Russian warplane shelling (Youtube via Baladi)
  • Local people survey the destruction in Kafr Naha, the impact of suspected warplane shelling (Youtube via AMC)

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 September 1st – 30th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]