Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1873

Incident date

January 30, 2017

Location

الأول ريف المهندسينكفرجوم, Kafr Joum, Al Muhandissin Al wwal countryside, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.11127, 36.95655 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A mother and her six children were killed in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike “massacre” in the countryside of western Aleppo, according to sources on the ground.

The noon raid struck three houses in the region controlled by opposition forces. It is currently home to displaced residents from the southern area of the city. The Center for Civil Defense said it was a breach of an agreed cease fire between the sides.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed Syrian regime warplanes were in fact responsible.The wounded included children ranging in age from one to nine years one, according to the Syrian News Desk. Some were transferred to a hospital on the Turkish border for treatment.

Teams including the White Helmets worked for nearly five hours to remove the bodies from the rubble, a civil defense official said.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (6 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'The shelling of the village of Kafarjoum today 30-1-2017'
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Joum, Al Muhandissin Al wwal countryside, (via Shehab)
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    One of six children reportedly killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Joum, Al Muhandissin Al wwal countryside, (via Shehab)
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    Translation: ': Martyrdom of a mother and her six children in the bombing of the Russian occupation aircraft on the rural countryside of the countryside # Aleppo West'
  • 'e raids targeting Kafr Joum Today 30/1/2017'
  • Translation: 'Russian warplanes targeted al Muhanidssin al Awwal countryside KafrJoum in western Aleppo countryside with three raids leading to the martyrdom of 7 people - a woman and 6 children in addition to the injury of one child and widespread destruction in the area.' (via White Helmets)
  • Translation: 'Russian warplanes targeted al Muhanidssin al Awwal countryside KafrJoum in western Aleppo countryside with three raids leading to the martyrdom of 7 people - a woman and 6 children in addition to the injury of one child and widespread destruction in the area.' (via White Helmets)

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
    4 – 7
  • (6 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]