Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2499

Incident date

September 24, 2017

Location

كفرحلب, Kafr Halab, Aleppo , Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.062057, 36.871512 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and two to eight others were injured in four airstrikes against the village of Kafr Halab in southwest Aleppo, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing the blame to Russia while others, such as Aleppo24, blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The military information centre in Kafr Halab told Smart News Agency that the aircraft responsible for the attack were “likely to be Russian” and those that were injured sought medical attention nearby.

RFS Media Office reported that “Russian air raids targeted farmers during their work in agricultural land near the town of Kafr Aleppo, killing a farmer and wounding two others.” It was later added by another source that it was specifically a cattle farm.

A local media activist tweeted that vacuum missiles were used in the raids.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The moment an airstrike hit the farm in Kafr Halab, 24th September 2017. (via Marsad sarmada)
  • The moment an airstrike hit the farm in Kafr Halab, 24th September 2017. (via Shehab Press)

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]