Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4319

Incident date

January 20, 2020

Location

كفرنوران, Kafar Nuran, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between three to five civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Nouran village in the western countryside of Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo said that “Five civilians were wounded today [Jan 20th] in the  Kafar Nuran village, west of Aleppo, after an airstrike that targeted the outskirts of the village.” However, Smart News only identified three civilians as being injured.

Shahba Press stated that the attack was carried out by the Russian Armed Forces, who targeted the village and nearby towns.

Local sources provided some further information on the attack, declaring the attack targeted a residential neighbourhood resulting in the destruction of residential buildings.

@ShahbaPress, SMART Agency and Shaam Network blamed Russia for the incident and @Ahmad1618A pointed out that high explosive missiles were used in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • "Five civilians were wounded today in the village of Kafar Nuran, west of Aleppo, after an airstrike that targeted the outskirts of the village."
  • Rescue teams at the site of alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Ahmad1618A)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Ahmad1618A)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Ahmad1618A)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafar Nuran on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Ahmad1618A)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]