Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS996

Incident date

July 12, 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

In an airstrike which was reported to be both Russia and the Syrian regime, one child was alleged killed. The incident took place in Kafra Hamra.

The Syrian Newsdesk blamed Russia for “five raids” which not only killed a child, but also left 12 “seriously wounded”. Syrian Pulse, however, reported that there were more than 15 Russian raids on the area.

A pro-regime news page claimed that Russia carried out “more than 200 raids in Kafr Hamra, Hraytan, Hayan, Anadan and Asia”. Another pro-regime news page added to the list with “Kafr Hamra, Hor, Babis and Maarat Al Arteek” and also openly blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

Halab Today and other local news sources reported explosive barrels were thrown down by helicopters – a weapon known to be used by the regime.

Syriatwitte put the death toll at two and also documented the use of explosive barrels.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ibrahim Haj Ibrahim Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Helicopters with explosive barrels targeted Kafr Hamra in the Northern countryside of Aleppo on July 12th 2016, killing a child. (via. Shero_Alo on twitter)
  • Footage of material destructiuon in Kafr Hamra, in addition to scenes of child victims recieving medical treatment following suspected Russian and Regime strikes (Youtube via Thiqa)
  • Buildings in part demolished by alleged warplanes in Kafr Hamra (via Step)
  • A plume of smoke rises from the scene in Kafr Hamra where alleged Russian and Regime warplanes attacked (via Step)
  • Suspected warplanes attack in Kafr Hamra (Tweet by @Step_Agency)
  • Footage of a news programme in which host reports of civilian death in Kafr Hamra (Youtube by Jisrtv)
  • The White Helmets bury the child Ibrahim Haj Ibrahim after he was killed in alleged warplane attacks on Kafr Hamra (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]

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
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]