Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2530

Incident date

September 26, 2017

Location

كفركرمين, Kafr Karmin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.16432, 36.79017 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians were killed and up to 10 others were wounded in an alleged regime ground-to-ground missile strike and/or a Russian airstrike on Kafr Karmin in the western suburbs of Aleppo, according to local sources.

According to Mohammad Shakrdy, “Russian warplanes targeted south of the town with four air strikes that killed two people. Additionally, there was a ground-to-ground missile strike”.

Baladi reported that “warplanes conducted four air raids around the town of Kafr Karmin in the western suburb of Aleppo, killing four civilians who were working in the stone quarry. Another 10 more civilians were seriously wounded”.

The Smart News Agency published a video featuring an interview with a member of the civil defence. According to Smart, a marble factory was destroyed. The source joined many others in blaming a regime ground-to-ground missile as well as Russian airpower.

At 0’36” in the footage, Mohammad Ibrahim from the civil defence says: “Today [Sept 26th] Kafr Karmin was hit with a land-to-land missile. We headed towards it about 100 meters behind us here. As soon as we got there warplanes hit us another time. We were hit with four consecutive raids.”

The interviewer then asks if anyone from the civil defence was hurt, and Mohammad Ibrahim replied: “Thank god there weren’t any casualties from the civil defence, but there was one civilian killed and others injured.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "The destruction left behind by the Russian Airlines after targeting the town of Kafrkermin west of Aleppo."
  • Translation: "Russian warplanes targeting south of the town [Kafr Karmin] with four air strikes that killed two people, in addition to a ground-to-ground missile strike."

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 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]