Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS213

Incident date

November 29, 2015

Location

كفر تخاريم, Kafr Takharim, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.1168, 36.51522 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians – both children – were reported killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Takharim, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and others. Salqeen’s co-ordinating committee alleged that Russia used cluster munitions in the attack.

A field investigation by Al Jazeera English interviewed a child eyewitness badly injured in the event: “I was eating on the roof of the house. My little brother was up there too. He started running because of the plane.” His father said his other son was in Turkey receiving treatment: “I don’t know if he’s alive or dead.”

The VDC has listed two children killed in the incident.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

  • The father of a family caught in an alleged Russian airstrike at Kafr Takharim talks to Al Jazeera. (via Al Jazeera)
  • Images show the damage after the alleged Russian airstrike and the searching that civil defence workers coordinated in the aftermath of the incident. (Via Civil defence Idlib facebook post)
  • The effects of damage by alleged Russian air raids that targeting residential houses in the city. (via Tkafartakharim)
  • The exact moment the alleged Russian raid hit. (via, Salquin)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For November 26th-December 4th 2015, Russia reported carrying out 431 combat sorties, including strikes in Idlib.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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]