Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS218

Incident date

December 2, 2015

Location

كفر ناصح, Kafr Nasih, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.42798, 37.11344 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 25 non-combatants including two children were reported killed – and dozens injured – in an alleged Russian bombing of civilian areas in the towns of Kafr Nasseh and Ihress, according to Al Khaleej Online and other sources.

A White Helmets official said the alleged strike had also targeted vehicles carrying humanitarian aid, burning 10 of them. He added that some of those wounded were in a critical condition and were taken to a field hospital between the cities of Izaz and Tal Rifa’at, while others were transferred to Turkish hospitals.

A member of the Coordinating Committees in the north of Aleppo, “Mustafa Abu al-Rashid” said: “The Russian raids targeted, the demarcation lines between the Syrian opposition and Daesh. The armed opposition managed to recover control of the village Jarez”.

Five victims were named by the Violations Documentation Center as having been killed in Aleppo “due to the Russian air forces shelling“, although it did not specify exactly where they died.

An additional two victims were listed as having died “due to the Russian air forces shelling on the road between Kafrnaseh and Ihris.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdulrahman Makeih Child male killed
  • Ahmad al-Shagal Child male killed
  • Ahmad Mohammad Kanjo Adult male killed
  • Ali Ismaeil al-Jnaid Adult male killed
  • Abdullah al-Zein Adult male killed
  • Abdullah al-Zein Adult male killed
  • Ayman Ahmad al-Abso Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 25
  • (2 children5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrike in Aleppo, reported to have killed 25 civilians (via, Alhaleej Online)

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 Aleppo governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 25
  • (2 children5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]