Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2852

Incident date

January 6, 2018

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6155094, 36.5471898 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

An eight-year-old boy was killed, and as many as six other civilians were wounded – including a child and an elderly man – when airstrikes reportedly hit Kafr Nabil. Sources mostly blamed Russia, however, there was one allegation against the Syrian regime. Additionally, some sources didn’t identify the “warplanes” responsible for the strikes.

The raids roccurred in the night, according to a source, and “targeted a civilian home”.

The “intensive airstrikes” caused extensive destruction.

It was noted that shelling had “targeted the cities and towns of two villages, Khan al-Sabeel, Kafar nubul and Sarqeb”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an airstrike hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via @alyasmeenwn)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via Halab Today)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via Nedaa syria)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syrian Media Office)
  • Mohammed Ahmed Aldani, killed in an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via MARD)
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    Mohammed Ahmed Aldani, killed in an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via KNN)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via EdlibEmc1)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via EdlibEmc1)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike which hit Kafr Nabil, 6th January 2018. (via EdlibEmc1)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In an article published on January 30th 2018 Russia reported: ”crews of the Aerospace Forces of Russia had successfully performed 34,561 sorties. The Minister of Defence pointed out that the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, as well as the Su-24M, Su-34 and Su-35S short-range aircraft had proved to be efficient. The Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers delivered 66 strikes by cruise missiles, and each eliminated the assigned target. The Minister of Defence also stated that Russian UAVs provided complete control over the whole Syrian territory. The head of the military department paid attention to the significant contribution to the achievement of the operation made by the Navy. The naval surface forces carried out 171 combat missions. The ships and submarines carried out 100 high-precision attacks with the Kalibr cruise missiles. For the first time, the aircraft carrier "Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Kuznetsov" participated in combat operations. Due to high professional skills of deck aircraft, 1,252 terrorist objects were eliminated.”

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]