Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1733

Incident date

December 4, 2016

Location

حي الشعاكفرنبل , Kafir Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.376549, 36.991322 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to 26 civilians – 23 of whom were named – died and dozens more were wounded in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes on a popular market in Kafir Nabil, according to sources on the ground.

Reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the regime. Aljazeera pointed to the Russia, putting the death toll at 15 including women and children.

But Zaitonmag, also blaming Russia, joined many sources in putting the death toll at 25.

Osman AL-Masri didn;t identify the culprit but said that the strikes had killed 26 civilians.In a Baladi video witnesses say the following:

At 1:10: “A warplane came and we were in the shop and it started bombarding us My brother and nephew were killed. Houses were destroyed.

At 2:00: “I was coming back from school when I saw a barrel falling down, so we ducked down on top of each other. Fire was all over the place, and a whole family was killed. There were many martyrs.”

However, other sources including Sdusyria and the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the strikes to the regime. The Syrian Network put the death toll at 26 including six children and two women.

According to Idlib Media Centre, there were “six strikes from regime warplanes killing at least eight civilians”.

The Shaam News Network blamed both Russia and Assad.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • A girl from the Al Hanini family 9 years old female killed
  • Bassim Walid Al - Hanini Age unknown killed
  • Faisal Ahmed Al - Bayoush Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed Abdul Salam Al-Hanini Age unknown killed
  • Wife of Razok al -Jaar Adult female killed
  • Hamdo Khaled Al-Shaheen Al-Hakoom Age unknown killed
  • Taher Al Asmar (from Bara) Age unknown killed
  • Wahib Hamdan (from Kanasfara) Age unknown killed
  • Abu Al-Nour (from Hama) Age unknown killed
  • Sayed Ahmed Halawi Age unknown killed
  • Alaa Al-Rahmon (from Al-Tarimsa) Age unknown killed
  • Abdel Moneim Shaaban (from Tremesse) Age unknown killed
  • Musa Mohammed Habib (from Maarat Horma) Age unknown killed
  • Abu Taim (from Kanfra) Age unknown killed
  • Abdul Razzaq Hanin Age unknown killed
  • Anas Al-Jaar Age unknown killed
  • Son of Anas al-Jaar Age unknown killed
  • Tala Abdel Wahab Al-Khatib Age unknown killed
  • Bilal Hussein Al-Khalil (from Kafarbanouda) Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Mohamed Khair (from Al-Mozara) Age unknown killed
  • Nazih Al-Jassim (from Hawija) Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed Al-Jassim (Hawija) Age unknown killed
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Dani Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23 – 26
  • (3–6 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–36
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation: '49 martyrs in the cities of # Kafarnabal and # Maara_Al-Nu'man in the countryside Idlib as a result of violent raids launched by the regime on Sunday, 4 December 2016.'
  • Translation: '(15 martyrs and 23 wounded) and another market of Kafrnabl in the # Ma'arah-Al-Nu'man in the countryside # Idlib (10 martyrs and 15 wounded)'
  • 'Photos of the massacre committed by the warplanes in the city of Kafr Nabil in rural Idlib' (via Eldorar)
  • 'Photos of the massacre committed by the warplanes in the city of Kafr Nabil in rural Idlib' (via Eldorar)
  • 'Photos of the massacre committed by the warplanes in the city of Kafr Nabil in rural Idlib' (via Eldorar)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    23 – 26
  • (3–6 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–36
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]