Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS849

Incident date

June 4, 2016

Location

كفر حلب, Kafr Halab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.062057, 36.871512 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A family of five died in an airstrike on the village of Kafr Halab, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The White Helmets reported that a family of five died and several other civilians were injured alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Halab. It also said that members of their team were hit by one of the strikes during the rescue operation in which they removed hundreds of cluster bombs which did not explode.

Other sources said that Russia dropped cluster bombs on the village.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights published images showing remnants of clusters munitions fired by “government warplanes”.

Eldorar also blamed the regime for killing a family of five.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Ahmad Mohammed Al-Rahmoun Adult male "displaced from Halfaya, was killed with his wife and children when his house was targetted in Kafr Halab”, though the source didn’t say who was responsible" killed
  • Wife of Ahmad Mohammed Al-Rahmoun Adult female killed
  • Child of Ahmad Mohammed Al-Rahmoun Child killed
  • Child of Ahmad Mohammed Al-Rahmoun Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian strike in which a family of five died in Kafr Halab, June 4th. (via White Helmets)
  • Remnants of cluster bombs in the village of Kafr Halab (via SN4HR)
  • Ahmad Mohammed Al-Rahmoun, a displaced person from Halfaya, allegedly killed when his house was targeted in Kafr Halab. His wife and two children were also reported killed.
  • White Helmets remove cluster bomb that did not explode in Kafr Halab (via White Helmets Facebook)
  • Safely removed cluster bombs that did not explode in Kafr Halab (via White Helmets Facebook)
  • A white helmet worker in Kafra Halab (Via White Helmet Facebook)
  • "Death of a family of five people and a number of injuries, following the targeting of the town of kafr halab in western aleppo countryside by Russian Aviation, who also targeted civil defence team during their work and nobody got hurt. Thank God .." (via White Helmet Facebook)
  • The White Helmet rescue team survey buildings destroyed. (via White Helmet Facebook)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

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
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]