Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2192

Incident date

April 27, 2017

Location

كفرناها , Kafr Naha, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.1656062, 36.9718334 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two children were killed and at least nine other civilians wounded in alleged Russian air strikes on the town of Kafr Naha in the western Aleppo countryside, according to sources on the ground.

The town was hit with “space rockets”, according to the Syrian Civil Defense, killing two children and wounding 10 other civilians, including seven children, two women and an elderly man.

Other social media sources reported 14 wounded.

The Syria News Agency said that both Syrian and Russian warplanes bombed villages in the region.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–14
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: 'At least two martyrs and 14 wounded by Russian air strikes just a while ago on the town of Kafranha in the western Aleppo countryside.' This graphic and distressing image shows wounded children following the alleged strike.
  • A child is carried from the rubble following an alleged regime airstrike on Kafr Naha, April 27th 2017.
  • The White Helmets rush to the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Naham, April 27th 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
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–14
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]