Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2050

Incident date

April 1, 2017

Location

كنيسة نخلة, Kanissat Nakhla, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.822615, 36.376569 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A woman was killed and as many as four other civilians were wounded, in an alleged Russian raid on Kanissat Nakhla, local media reported. All sources either attributed blame to Russia, or unidentified warplanes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights singularly reported that a school (Nakhla Church School) was struck in the raid, and published a picture showing partial destruction to the inside of a school building. Other sources said that various parts of the area was destroyed, with no reference to any specific buildings.

Syria newsdesk reported that two rocket-propelled grenades struck the vicinity, leaving a female casualty and four wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

  • Nakhla Church School in Nakhla Church village in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid, 1st April 2017. (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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]