Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2867

Incident date

January 7–8, 2018

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.658233, 36.484942 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as six civilians were killed – including a family of four – and others were wounded, following alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm in Kansafra. Although most sources attributed the blame to Russian warplanes, some sources blamed “warplanes”. One even reported the use of an explosive barrel, indicating Syrian regime participation, making this a contested event.

According to local media, an internally displaced family of four was killed, including a father, son and a mother, who were sheltering at a poultry farm.

Although most sources reported that between two and four civilians were killed, Orient News reported that as many as 14 civilians were both killed and wounded in Russian airstrikes on the residential vicinity.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    A civilian casualty in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra, 7th Jan 2018. (via @syriacivildefe)
  • A civilian casualty in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra, 7th Jan 2018. (via @syriacivildefe)
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    A civilian casualty in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra, 7th Jan 2018. (via @syriacivildefe)
  • A civilian casualty in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra, 7th Jan 2018. (via @syriacivildefe)

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]