Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2119

Incident date

April 11, 2017–April 12, 2019

Location

كفركرمين, Kafr Karmin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.16432, 36.79017 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child – a six-year-old girl – died and up to six more civilians including another child and two women were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Kafr Karmin on the night of April 11th-12th, according to local media.

Qasioun reported: “A girl was killed and others were wounded early today [April 12th], when Russian warplanes bombed the village of Kafr Kermin in the western countryside of Aleppo. The air raids also caused extensive destruction of public property.”

Most sources attributed the civilian harm to Russia, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights didn’t distinguish between Moscow or Assad as the actors.

According to SN4HR,  “the girl Amal Na’naa, age 6, from Hraitan governorate northern suburbs, was killed when Syrian-Russian alliance warplanes missiles fired on Kafr Karmin village in Aleppo governorate western suburbs on April 11, 2017.”

 

 

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage showing destruction in Kafr Karmin following an alleged Russian strike on the night of April 11th-12th (via Qasioun)
  • More footage of the aftermath of the strike on Kafr Karmin following an alleged Russian strike on the night of April 11th-12th (via Qasioun)
  • Translation: 'Scenes of the extensive destruction caused by the bombing of the Russian air force Kafr Kermin village in rural West Aleppo 2017/4/12'
  • 'The effects of the destruction left by the Russian warplanes last night in the town of Kafr Kermin 12_4_2017'

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]