Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1572

Incident date

November 13, 2016

Location

كفرناها, Kafr Naha, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1656062, 36.9718334 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A father, son and the sister of the father were killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Kafr Naha, Aleppo – although sources were conflicted as to who was responsible – with some sources not even identifying the aircraft.

According to reports, residential buildings were stuck and many of them were badly damaged in the airstrikes.

According to Zamanalwasl, “a family from Homs was killed by a Russian-made missile aimed at Jam’et Al Kahraba (homes belong to people who work in Electricity Directorate) between the towns of Khan al-Asal and Kafar Naha in the countryside of Aleppo on Sunday [Nov 13th].”

But other sources, including UAR, said that the regime had carried out strikes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Al-Homsi "Zidane Al Taleb" Adult male killed
  • Abdullah Al Taleb 13 years old male killed
  • Sharifa Al Taleb Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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]

  • Footage showing the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Kafr Naha, 13th November 2016. (via UAR)
  • Al-Homsi "Zidane Al Taleb", killed in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Kafr Naha, 13th November 2016. (via @alomary1980)
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    Al-Homsi "Zidane Al Taleb", killed in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Kafr Naha, 13th November 2016. (via @alomary1980)
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    Abdullah Al Taleb, killed in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Kafr Naha, 13th November 2016. (via @alomary1980)

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 specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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]