Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3407

Incident date

April 17, 2018

Location

سوق الهال في كفر نبل, Al Haal Market in Kafr Nabil, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.849444, 38.553333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Russian forces reportedly fired three missiles on Al Haal Market in Kafr Nabil, killing one man and injuring three others.

The casualty was named as Omar Abdul Majid al Elaiwi, from the village of Sahyan, by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Although local sources predominantly reported Russian involvement, the Civil Defense Center in the city of Kronabel told Smart news the warplanes likely belonged to Syrian forces.

The bombing ignited a fire which despite being extinguished at three o’clock in the morning, rekindled at dawn to produce towering “columns of smoke and fire.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The destruction of the market in Halal on the road (Kernabal - Hazarin) after being hit last night by three air raids (via Fresh Syria, April 2018)
  • The destruction of the market in Halal on the road (Kernabal - Hazarin) after being hit last night by three air raids (via Fresh Syria, April 2018)
  • The destruction of the market in Halal on the road (Kernabal - Hazarin) after being hit last night by three air raids (via Fresh Syria, April 2018)
  • The destruction of the market in Halal on the road (Kernabal - Hazarin) after being hit last night by three air raids (via Fresh Syria, April 2018)
  • The effects of the destruction caused by the bombing (via Idlib Media Center, April 2018)
  • The effects of the destruction caused by the bombing (via Idlib Media Center, April 2018)
  • The effects of the destruction caused by the bombing (via Idlib Media Center, April 2018)
  • The effects of the destruction caused by the bombing (via Idlib Media Center, April 2018)
  • The effects of the destruction caused by the bombing (via Idlib Media Center, April 2018)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]