Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1751

Incident date

December 6, 2016

Location

كفر نوران, Kafr Nouran, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.079694, 36.8061947 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One adult male was killed, and the rest of his family was injured, in an alleged Russian raid which targeted a residential area and a school in Kafr Nouran, Aleppo, according to local media. All sources blamed Russia, which reportedly carried out four raids on the vicinity. 

According to a sources, the aerial bombardment caused extensive material damage. Video footage of the aftermath of the raid supports this claim.

Halab News reported that vaccum missiles were used in the alleged raid.

Syrian Human Rights Committee summarised that on the December 6th, “In the governorate of Aleppo, 77 people (73) were killed by the bombing of the besieged neighbourhoods of Aleppo and the towns of Kfarnuran, Atareb and al-Bu’abiyya in the countryside of the governorate as well as in the city of Idlib, and (3) by mortar shells in the neighbourhoods controlled by the regime, the system.”

The incident occured around dawn.

  • Samir Barakat Adult male killed

Summary

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

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Samir Barakat, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Kafr Nouran, Aleppo. (via Fathi_1999)
  • The remnants of a civilian home which was targeted by alleged Russian warplanes, 6th December 2016. (via Step)
  • The remnants of a civilian home which was targeted by alleged Russian warplanes, 6th December 2016. (via Step)
  • The remnants of a civilian home which was targeted by alleged Russian warplanes, 6th December 2016. (via Step)
  • Footage show the remnants of a civilian home which was struck by alleged Russian warplanes, 6th December 2016. (via Step)

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 December 1st – 31st 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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]