Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2967

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

كفر حلب, 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

Airstrikes and/or artillery shelling in Kafr Halap, Aleppo, killed two civilian men along with wounding several more, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Two civilian men, identified by name, were reportedly killed by the assault in Kafr Halab.

Jsirtv attributed blame to “aerial bombardment of the regime fighters” while Step News Agency, who also pointed to the regime said that “artillery shelling” had killed the two civilians.

The same source added that the incident was preceded by a Russian raid at a mosque, though this was limited to material damage.

Meanwhile, Shaam News Network attributed blame to “Russian warplanes.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
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  • One of the victims of the contested airstrikes in Kafra Halap, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018 (via Directorate of Civil Defense in the province of Aleppo Free)
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    One of the victims of the contested airstrikes in Kafra Halap, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018 (via Directorate of Civil Defense in the province of Aleppo Free)
  • One of the victims of the contested airstrikes in Kafra Halap, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018 (via Directorate of Civil Defense in the province of Aleppo Free)
  • Civil Defence members helping one of the wounded following the contested airstrikes in Kafr Halap, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018. However, this image was also published in association with a strike in Kafr Halab, Aleppo, also on February 2nd and the source is not clear as to which incident it belongs to.(via SCDaleppo)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.

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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (7) [ collapse]