Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2474

Incident date

September 20, 2017

Location

كفرنبودة, Kafr Nbooda, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.429388, 36.49078 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An elderly man was killed in Kfar Nbouda as more than seven rocket attacks bombarded the town, local sources reported.

A house collapsed killing the 75-year-old while his wife’s leg later required amputation. The Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported a second death in the town. They were the only media outlet to cite the involvement of the Syrian regime with most sources attributing the strikes to Russian forces.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “two civilians (a woman and her husband) killed in Syrian-Russian alliance warplanes missiles fired on Kafr Nbouda town in Hama governorate northwestern suburbs on September 20, 2017.”

The raids utilised vacuum and concussion rockets, according to Alitihad Press.

The incident occured during the day.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nbooda, Sept 20th 2017 (via Abdul Razak Alkhulaif )
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nbooda, Sept 20th 2017 (via Abdul Razak Alkhulaif )

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]