Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS986

Incident date

July 10, 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

Two children from the same family died in airstrike on Kafr Hamra, according to sources on the ground – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Both the regime and Russian jets were reportedly seen in Kafr Hamra on July 10th. Al Jazeera and Halab News Network both blamed Russian warplane shelling.

However, The Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the Syrian regime, along with several other local sources.

Sana Revolution Aleppo claimed that an entire family were wounded in the Russian warplane shelling.

Between nine and ten civilians were injured in the airstrike, according to a number of sources. Photographic evidence shows that several children were among the wounded.

ARNN tweeted explosive barrels also struck Kafr Hamra.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mahmoud Mohammad al Hussein Al Aash Child male killed
  • Ghouna Mahmoud Taha al Hussein Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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    Rockets allegedly struck Kafr Hamra resulting in civilian casualties and injuries (Tweet by @thiqanewsagency)
  • Smoke rises at the scene of alleged aerial bombardment in Kafr Hamra (via syriahr)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

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
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • 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]