Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1323

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

كفر حمرة, Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.255362, 37.087714 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four or five civilians were killed in alleged Russian raids on the Kafr Hamra neighborhood of Aleppo. Four civilians were named by HNN, including two children and a woman.

The first three civilians were also mentioned by name by @NewsFlashAleppo. Microsyria said that attacks by Russian planes “martyred three civilians from one family.” @HalabTodayTV, tweeting on the same day as the attack, said many were “wounded and trapped under the rubble.” @Syriamubasher tweeted that three were killed and “several” wounded. SNHR also reported that two children and a woman were killed.

A White Helmets YouTube video showed a small child, covered in dust, being pulled from the rubble. Qasioun News said five were killed in the attack.

@thiqanewsagency posted a photograph of a building completely destroyed by bombing. Their tweet said five were wounded.

Almost every source claimed Russian war planes were responsible for the bombing. For instance, @eldorar1 referred to Russian warplanes, while Al Jazeera used the phrase “Russian aviation.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Muhannad Rajab al I’lo Child killed
  • Rayan Rajab al I’lo Child killed
  • Khuloud Mohammad Barghoud Age unknown killed
  • Mohammad Ali Dwalibi Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    A civilian child pulled from the rubble by The White Helmets in Kafr Hamra following suspected Russian shelling, Sept 23rd (Youtube via The White Helmets)
  • Significant material destruction in Kafr Hamra - the impact of suspected Russian bombardment, Sept 23rd (via @thiqanews agency)
  • A distressing image of a baby - pulled from the rubble in Kafr Hamra. Revealing the human cost of alleged Russian warplane shelling (via Alsharq)

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 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]