Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4333

Incident date

January 21, 2020

Location

كفرناها, Kafar Naha, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and others injured when alleged Russian or Syrian regime warplanes targeted KafarNaha village in Aleppo on January 21st, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Muhammad Bassout and Ahmad al Abd were killed as fixed wing- warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on a textile factory in Kafr Naha village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020.”

@WZ4M93fVY0KeDJb also identified that two people were killed, adding that “several” others were wounded from the vacuum missile attack.

A Facebook post by FSLA.Ovecs identified artillery shelling as occurring at 11:01 in the vicinity of the town of Kafr Naha. Eldorar detailed that the strikes resulted in “great destruction of the infrastructure”.

All of the sources attributed the strikes to Russian forces, with only FSLA.Ovecs mentioning that the regime carried out artillery shelling but it is unclear if that post references this incident since all of the other sources refer to missiles.

The incident occured at 11:01 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafarnaha in Aleppo, Syria on January 21st, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafarnaha in Aleppo, Syria on January 21st, 2020 (via MMC)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Naha on January 21, 2020. (Image posted by @yusefgharibi)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Naha on January 21, 2020. (Image posted by @yusefgharibi)
  • Ambulance with the body of one of the victims of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Naha on January 21, 2020. (Image posted by @yusefgharibi)
  • White Helmets at the site of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Naha on January 21, 2020. (Image posted by @yusefgharibi)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims of alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Naha on January 21, 2020. (Image posted by Enab Baladi)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]