Up to 12 civilians including three children and one woman were reported killed and nine to 24 wounded in airstrikes on Kafr Hamra, according to multiple sources. According to Shahed Ayan there were two strikes, with both killing civilians.
It remains unclear who was responsible for the raid, with conflicting reports. Some claimed the regime was responsible, others that Russian warplanes targeted the area, or could not positively attribute responsibility.
Shaam News Network reported that Russian warplanes claimed the lives of 10 non-combatants and injured dozens more. The network posted an image of three siblings who died in the event. According to SNN: “The neighborhoods and cities and towns of Aleppo and its countryside have had rotten and terrifying days, where Russian aircraft haven’t left the skies, they were seen flying in swarms, ahead of launching hundreds of raids on various areas of the province, especially on the southern and northern countryside.”
Seven victims were named by the Violations Documentation Center, who along with the Media Office for Kafr Humra and Shaam News also stated that the civilians died as a result of Russian strikes on the city.
A number of videos and images were posted by the White Helmets who worked to remove bodies from the rubble and posted several videos showing bodies being salvaged, including an image of a child around 5 months old being removed from the ruins. They reported that seven non-combatants died and 15 others were wounded 15 others, but did not attribute responsibility.
Media activist Ibrahim Omar posted a video depicting the aftermath of the alleged attack, including images of dead bodies and injured adults and children but only stated that Kafr Humra was “targeted by highly explosive missiles“, not who was fired them.
In contrast the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the attack, which it said killed seven civilians including one woman, was allegedly by regime warplanes who fired missiles near a mosque “causing a massacre” and “severely damaging it”.
The seven victims named by the Violations Documentation Centre.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Abdulla Ramadan Adult male killed
- Hamdo Ramadan Adult male killed
- Raed Ramadan Adult male killed
- Aamer Ramadan Adult male killed
Family members (2)
- Mohammad Salem al-Mahmoud Adult male killed
- Mohammad Sami al-Mahmoud Adult male killed
Family members (3)
- Abdul Jaleel Child Siblings were named by the Syrian Network for Human Rights. killed
- Hala Child Siblings were named by the Syrian Network for Human Rights. killed
- Yasser Yasser Al Mahmoud Child Siblings were named by the Syrian Network for Human Rights. killed
- Hasan Ahmad al-Khateeb Adult male killed
Sources (16) [ collapse]
Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has published no known record of its strikes in Syria between December 4th-8th.