Nine civilians including a whole family of six children and their parents, in addition to another man were reported killed, and nine others reported injured when Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes targeted Kafr Ta’al village in Western Aleppo countryside on January 21st, 2020 according to local sources.
One of the victims identified is Mustafa Jdou’e, aged 22, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. Local Coordination Committees of Syria named Omar Abdul Qadir Al-Sheikh, wife of Omar Al Sheikh, five of Omar Al-Sheikh’s children are Manar, Aya, Radiya, and Abdul Qadir.
@shahbaPress reported the “martyrdom of nine people, including six children from one family, with their parents, and the injury of other civilians as a result of raids by Russian occupation warplanes on the town of Kafr Taal in the western countryside of Aleppo.”
Al Jazeera identified nine other civilians as being injured in the strikes.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the airstrikes targeted a farm in the vicinity of Kafr Ta’al village.
The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo showed their volunteers recovering the bodies of the victims, including body parts of some of them.
@ShahbaPress, Macro Media Center, Step Agency, SMART Agency, Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed Russia for the incident, while Shaam Network and Nors for Studies blamed both the regime and Russia for the incident. Zeiton Agency reported that two air strikes were carried out against Kafr Ta’al.
The Local Coordination Committee of Syria provide the time of the strikes as 11:16 local time.
The incident occured at 11:16 am local time.
The victims were named as:
Family members (6)
- Omar Abdul Qadir Al-Sheikh male killed
- wife of Omar Al Sheikh female killed
- Manar killed
- Aya killed
- Radiya killed
- Abdul Qadir killed
- Mustafa Jdou’e 22 years old male killed