Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1251

Incident date

September 10, 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 four and seven civilians including three children and a woman died in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Naha, according to local media. The source Shahed-ayan reported that there had been five raids on the town.

The minimum death count of four civilians – three children and a woman – was given by Alamawi and the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Halab News and LCCSY also blamed Russia, as did Baladi, who put the death toll as high as seven, noting that residential buildings had been damaged in the raids.

The Step News Agency published images showing destruction of the “Al-Bayda’a charity storage” building – though, as with some other sources, it didn’t identify the culprit.

According to Shahed-ayan, five civilians from one family were killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the destruction in Kafr Naha following alleged Russian strikes (Youtube via AMC)
  • The White Helmets shift rubble in Kafr Naha in attempt to rescue civilians (Youtube via CDS)
  • Local children stand among the rubble in Kafr Naha following suspected Russian airstrikes (via @thiqanewsagency)
  • Al-Ayadi Al-Bayda’a charity storage in Kafr Naha, destroyed by suspected Russian shelling (via @Step_Agency)

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
    4 – 7
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]