Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS866

Incident date

June 6, 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

Airwars assessment

Five civilians died in an airstrike on Kafr Halab, according to local sources – though it was unclear from reports whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

The Shaam News Network, reported that 21 civilians died in Aleppo “in the first day of Ramadan in regime and Russian bombing“. It put the death toll in Kafr Halab at five civilians.

In a video posted by SNN the reporter talks about helicopters and warplanes but also mentions barrel bombs.

Soreoooo pointed towards Russia, and said that they used cluster bombs in the strike.

According to Shahba Press, “the death toll rose following Russian warplane shelling in Kafr Halab, with five people from the same family killed.”

Al Buraq Media blamed both “Russian and Syrian warplanes”, while according to Eldorar, five civilians from one family died, though it didn’t identify who was responsible.

Similarly, a number of other reports didn’t name the culprit.

However, Free Aleppo Police blamed the regime, reporting in a video that  warplanes targeted a police station.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • "Regime forces target the police station in Kafar Halab" (Youtube by Free Aleppo Police)
  • A report on the presence of warplanes, helicopters and barrel bombs in the region. (Video by SNN Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Military

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]