Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1435

Incident date

October 12, 2016

Location

كفرلاها, Kafr Laha, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.88305556, 36.5 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Five or six civilians were reported killed in air and artillery strikes on Kafr Laha, according to sources on the ground.

All but one source blamed the regime for this incident, though the Shaam News Network said that “Russian and Assad warplanes” launched strikes on areas of Homs including Kafr Laha.

Al Jazeera put the death toll at six, while the Shaam News Network published the same number, saying that one of the female victims was pregnant.

In addition, between six and 24 people were reported wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdullah Abdulrazak Ismaeil Child male named by Homs Media Centre killed
  • Salam Mohammed Al-Suleiman Child named by Homs Media Centre killed
  • Fatima Al Ali Age unknown female amed by Microsyria and SDUsyria killed
  • Amina Abdur-Rahman Fares Age unknown female amed by Microsyria and SDUsyria killed
  • Rafida Mohammed Ibrahim Age unknown female amed by Microsyria and SDUsyria killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • An interview taken in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Kafr Laha, Oct 12th highlighting the damage to civilian homes. (via JisirTV)
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    Seriously graphic footage of what appears to be child casualties. The remains are barely recognisable. According to the source, it is Salam Mohammed Al-Suleiman. (via Homs Media Centre)
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    Abdullah Abdul-Razak Ismaeil, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Kafra Laha, Oct 12th. (via Homs Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Kafr Laha, Oct 12th (via Smart News)

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 October 1st – 19th 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
    5 – 6
  • (2 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]