Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1618

Incident date

November 18, 2016

Location

كفر ناصح, Kafr Nasseh, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.42798, 37.11344 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and between five and ten wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nasseh, Aleppo.

Syria News Desk reported that “a civilian was killed and five others wounded by Russian aviation raids targeting the town of Kafr Nasseh with cluster bombs.”

Whilst the source Aleppo AMC also reported that one civilian had died, it stated that up to ten civilians had been wounded in the strike.

Both HNN and NetNoor News put the death toll for this incident at two civilians.

All known sources attributed responsibility for the event to Russian warplanes.

The identify of the victims are unknown.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: See the remnants of cluster bombs thrown at the town of Kafr Nasseh, in the countryside of Western Aleppo.
  • Translation: Smoke rising as a result of the targeting of warplanes to the town of Kafr Nasseh in the western countryside of Aleppo.
  • Translation: Seven civilians were killed, all of them from one family, and more than 13 others wounded, this afternoon, due to the Russian warplanes targeting with four raids Arada village under the control of the opposition countryside west of Aleppo.

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]