Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4401

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

كفرناها, Kafarnaha, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were killed and other civilians wounded, including children, following alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kafarnaha, Aleppo on February 6th 2020, according to local media reports.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “The brothers Mustafa and Ibrahim Hamdou Abdul Qader were killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Kafar Naha village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on February 3.”

A correspondent with Baladi News said: “A Russian Air Force warplane targeted a residential house with a number of missiles in the vicinity of the town of Kafr Naha in the western countryside of Aleppo, this afternoon, Monday, killing two civilians on the spot and wounding four others, including children.” According to the source, Syrian Civil Defense teams removed victims from destroyed houses and transported them to field hospitals.

Four sources said civilians were injured in the strike.

Five of the sources accused Russia of carrying out the strikes. Four sources said it was either Russia or the Syrian regime.

The strikes reportedly targeted the outskirts of Kafr Naha, according to @HalabTodayTV.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The brothers Mustafa and Ibrahim Hamdou Abdul Qader alleged killed in either Russian or Regime strikes, February 3rd (via SN4HR)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (9) [ collapse]