Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS683

Incident date

February 26, 2016

Location

كفر حمرة, Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.252649, 37.079115 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven to fifteen civilians including three children and two women were killed and ten more injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Hamra, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “alleged Russian warplanes shelled the residential houses in Kafr Hamra town in northern Aleppo suburbs which killed 7 individuals including 2 children and 2 women.” They said that most of the victims were from a displaced family.

The White Helmets published a video entitled ‘the massacre of Kafr Hamra 26/2/2016‘. At 0’20” into the video, a civil defence member says there were more than 20 Russian strikes on Kafr Hamra and that these were carried out around 11pm an hour before a truce was meant to start.  He adds that the strikes were on residential buildings and that they had so far pulled six martyrs and two children that were still alive from under the rubble. A second video said that there were still two families under the rubble and that the search was continuing for the rest of those missing.

According to Syrian News Desk, 13 died – including children – and 10 more were wounded. A report by the Shaam News Network put the death toll even higher, at 15, including three families.

Four victims were named by the Violations Documentation Centre including 2 unidentified male children.

Unidentified 1 – child, male

Unidentified 2 – child, male

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 15
  • (2–3 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Bodies of dead children are retrieved from the rubble following an alleged Russian raid in the aftermath of the incident. (via, SN4HR)
  • Civilians and White Helmets check to see if there are any civilians trapped under the rubble in the aftermath of the incident. (via, SNN)
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    Bodies of dead children are retrieved from the rubble following an alleged Russian raid. (via, Hayyan Media)
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    A seriously injured child is rescued from the rubble following an alleged Russian raid on Kafr Hamra. (via, The White Helmets)

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
    7 – 15
  • (2–3 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]