Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1997

Incident date

March 21, 2017

Location

كفرجوم كفرجوم , Kafr Joum village, western Aleppo countryside, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.111182, 36.956613 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The “Magic World” area near Kafr Joum was struck by alleged Syrian and Russian planes just after midnight, killing five civilians and wounding at least five others, according to local sources.

Civil defence teams worked throughout the airstrikes to rescue those trapped under rubble.

While many sources reported nine injured, the Syrian Press Centre claimed there were ‘dozens’.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

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
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]