Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS877

Incident date

June 8, 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

Seven civilians including  two children died in airstrikes on Kafr Hamra, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was an attack by Russia or regime forces.

LCCSY reported that Russian strikes had killed four civilians, with one “infant body” being dug out from the rubble – though a second post referred only to “warplanes” and didn’t identify them.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime, putting the death toll at four.

According to So_ria9, “regime helicopters threw barrels in Kafr Hamra causing fires.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a number of civilians had been wounded in Kafr Hamra, but didn’t mention any deaths nor who was responsible.

According to the White Helmets, two children died and two men were injured following a raid by vacuum missiles.

It also published a distressing video showing the body of a child being removed from the rubble though they did not say who carried out the attack.

Step News Agency reported that “more than ten civilians were under the rubble” following “Russian shelling”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Abdul Naser Dello 9 months years old male killed
  • Hamida Bushra 5 months years old killed
  • Shahud Kajo (haj Ali) 47 years years old killed
  • Mahmoud Youssef Da’bul 19 years years old male killed
  • Youssef Da’bul 21 years years old male killed
  • Malik Abdo Yassin Majri 26 years years old killed
  • Yasser Khalifa male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (2 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Nasser Dalo, 9 months old, killed in an airstrike on Kafr Hamra, June 8th. (via SN4HR)
  • The White Helmets pull the body of a child from the rubble after air raids on Kafr Hamra (Youtube by Aleppo White Helmets)
  • "Phosphorus bombs thrown on Kafr Hamra (Youtube by Asyan Murad)
  • "The wounded in Kafr Hamra" (Youtube by Ibrahim Umar)
  • "Two children killed and two men injured following an air raid using vacuum missiles on Kafr 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
    7
  • (2 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]