Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS867

Incident date

June 6, 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

Four civilians died in an airstrike on Kafr Hamra, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

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 Hamra at four civilians.

The White Helmets said there had been two raids at noon, killing four civilians, and also setting fire to shops, but they did not say who the “warplanes” belonged to.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “suspected Russian warplanes” and put the death toll at three.

According to Syriapost1, Russian warplanes used “internationally-prohibited phosphorous bombs”.

But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the regime was responsible for raids on Aleppo neighborhoods (including Kafr Hamra) which had killed 17 civilians.

A number of other sources, including SHRC didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdo Yasin Majri 26 years old killed
  • Mahmood Yousef Da’bul 19 years old male killed
  • Mahmood Yousef Da’bul 19 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • "a horrifying massacre where 4 were martyred and 10 wounded in the barbaric Russian aggression shelling. Aleppo. God avenge" (Tweet by @ZakariaNassani)
  • Aftermath of alleged phosphorous attack on Kafr Hamra (via SHRC)
  • Report on presence of helicopters, warplanes and barrel bombs in the region. (Video by SNN Facebook)
  • Destruction in Kafra Hamra (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • A building destroyed in Kafra Hamra (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • White Helmet rescue team at site following strikes on Kafra Hamra (via Aleppo 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 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
    3 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]