Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS641

Incident date

February 19, 2016

Location

كفر ناها, Kafr Naha, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1658391, 36.9767189 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians including a child were killed in alleged Russian strikes with cluster bombs, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights and Violations Documentation Center named a three year old child as a victim. However, the White Helmets said that one man was killed and six other non-combatants injured when Russian warplanes targeted “the electricity union in the town of Kafr Naha with cluster bombs“. Cdf-sy.org and Syria Martrys said the child was originally from Kafr Aya in Homs.

Alsharqalarabi reported that Bakir Usama Al-Birini was killed in an alleged Russian strike. Babaamr Lens also named the victim and blamed Russia, as did Shabab Babaamero.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    'The child Bakr Osama Al Bayrini, age 3, from Kafr Aya town in Homs governorate, died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles shelling on Kafr Naha town in Aleppo governorate, February 19.' (via SN4HR)
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    'The child Bakr Osama Al Bayrini, age 3, from Kafr Aya town in Homs governorate, died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles shelling on Kafr Naha town in Aleppo governorate, February 19.' (via Shabab Babaamero)
  • Munition supposedly used in the strikes. (via Syrian Martyrs)
  • Aftermath of the alleged strikes. (via White Helmets, deleted)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]