Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4439

Incident date

February 12, 2020

Location

كفرعمة, Kafr Amma, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians, including a child, were killed and up to five others, including three children were injured as the result of Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma, Aleppo governorate, on February 12th, 2020, as reported by local sources.

SCD Aleppo wrote that “four civilians were killed and three others wounded due to a Russian aerial bombardment with two missiles, targeting Kafr Amma village in the western countryside of Aleppo, on Wednesday morning.” @HalabTodayTV reported that three civilians were killed in the strikes.

The Director of Media of the SCD, Ibrahim Abu Al Laith, specified to SMART News Agency that there was one child among the four killed civilians and that three other children of a displaced family were lightly injured. Al Laith reported the use of two vacuum missiles.

The Syrian Civil Defense said that the family members were killed after fleeing the shelling in Idlib, and that rescue operations lasted for few hours.

Our Syria News later released the identities of the four victims as well as the three wounded civilians: Muhammad Khair Al-Khalil, 23; Abdel Fattah Al Khalil, 23; Abdel Rahim Al Khalil, 22; Muhammad Ahmad Al-Khaled, 15. The wounded civilians were identified as Mustafa Al-Khaled, 17; Mohamed Zaghnoun, 35; Amer (no additional name given), 35.

Halab TV and local activists declared that Russian warplanes carried out the air strike using vacuum missiles. However, Our Syria was the only source to report that the regime was responsible for the strikes.

According to a tweet from @abazeid89, the bombing occurred just minutes after ” Erdogan’s speech, in which he threatened that the planes that bomb civilians will not be able to move freely.”

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Muhammad Khair Al-Khalil 23 years old killed
  • Abdel Fattah Al Khalil 23 years old killed
  • Abdul Rahim Al Khalil 22 years old killed

Family members (2)

  • Mohammed Ahmed Al-Khaled 15 years old killed
  • Mustafa Al-Khaled 17 years old injured
  • Mohamed Zaghnoun 35 years old injured
  • Aamer 35 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Civilian buildings destroyed as a result of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafr Amma on February 12th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
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    SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian airsrtrikes on Kafr A'mma in Aleppo on Februray 12th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
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    SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian airsrtrikes on Kafr A'mma in Aleppo on Februray 12th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
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    SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian airsrtrikes on Kafr A'mma in Aleppo on Februray 12th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Destruction and rescue operations after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Amma village which is administratively a part of al Atareb city in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on February 12th, 2020. (via SNHR)
  • "The effects of destruction in the village of #Kafr Amma in the western countryside of #Aleppo, as a result of raids by warplanes." (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • "The effects of destruction in the village of #Kafr Amma in the western countryside of #Aleppo, as a result of raids by warplanes." (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • "The effects of destruction in the village of #Kafr Amma in the western countryside of #Aleppo, as a result of raids by warplanes." (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • "The effects of destruction in the village of #Kafr Amma in the western countryside of #Aleppo, as a result of raids by warplanes." (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (37) [ collapse]