Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS969

Incident date

July 4, 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

Reports said both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes caused destruction to Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, “before Iftar” (sunset) on July 4th, killing between four and seven civilians including two young girls.

Multiple sources including Al Jazeera described the use of missiles, explosive barrels and cluster bombs, which caused destruction to the local community of not only Kafr Hamra, but five other named local villages; These include “Anadan, Hraytan, Kafr Hamra, Mallah, Handarat and Castello.”

Furthermore, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, there were multiple attacks: “Warplanes bombarded areas of Hayan town, no reported losses. Areas between Aazaz and Afrin were exposed to bombardment by regime forces. Helicopters dropped explosive barrels on the Castello road and Kafar Hamra which killed two children in Kafar Hamra. A man was killed with his child by a landmine around A’zaz city. Aerial bombardment targeted Hreitan and al-Mallah areas, no reported losses.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that two Mosques, Hassan and Hussein, were “partially damaged and rendered inoperable” in the shelling.

Syrian Press Center put the death toll as high as seven.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rimas al Hassan 2 years old female killed
  • Batoul Qanti, five-years old 5 years old female killed
  • Ramadan Hassan Ramadan al Ahmad 29 years old male killed
  • Mohammad Yusuf 50 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (2 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–16
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Kafr Hamra, 4th July 2016, 'Russian warplane shelling with cluster bombs.'
  • Destruction of Hassan and Hussein mosque in Kafr Hamra following alleged Russian shelling (via SN4HR)
  • Very graphic images of victims in Kafr Hamra following alleged Russian shelling (Tweet by @ZakariaNassani)
  • Wounded civilians after alleged Russian raids on Kafr Hamra (via Thiqa)
  • Buildings destroyed in Kafr Hamra after suspected Russian shelling (Tweet by @Thiqanewsagency)
  • Smoke rises above Kafr Hamra after alleged Russian shelling with cluster bombs (via Syrianpc)
  • A video listed the alleged victims - @0’33” (Youtube via Halab Today TV)

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 July 1st – 14th 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
    4 – 7
  • (2 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–16
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]