Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS825

Incident date

May 31, 2016

Location

كفر حمرة, Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.255362, 37.087714 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

It was reported that up to ten civilians died in air raids on Kafr Hamra. The majority of sources linked the event to both Russian warplanes and regime helicopters.

LCCSY reported that one civilian died and others were injured following alleged Russian raids on the town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ‘warplanes’ carried out strikes on areas in the town, killing and injuring several civilians, though didn’t identify the aircraft. Further reports from Qasioun and a number of local tweets stated that Russian warplanes were involved.

Multiple other sources did not identify the planes, while others specifically cited ‘regime helicopters’ as the main actors in this event. In the SOHR report it states that there were 120 strikes in the Aleppo Province on this day from a combination of helicopter and warplanes.

In a tweet by ARNN, the identity of one of the dead – caused by ‘barbaric Russian warplanes shelling’ – was reported as Suleiman Ahmad Akhras.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Suleiman Ahmad Akhras Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–17
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    The shelling which destroyed Kafr Hamra. (via Thiqa)
  • The shelling which destroyed Kafr Hamra. (via Thiqa)
  • The shelling which destroyed Kafr Hamra. (via Thiqa)
  • The shelling which destroyed Kafr Hamra. (via Thiqa)
  • The shelling which destroyed Kafr Hamra. (via Thiqa)
  • The shelling which destroyed Kafr Hamra. (via Thiqa)

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 not reported any strikes between May 1st – 31st,

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–17
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]