Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3747

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian forces killed three medics on the road between Kafar Zeita and al Latamina town in Hama, according to local sources.

Abdul Baset Mubrak, ambulance driver, and the paramedics Suleiman al Yaqoub and Mustafa al Hasan, from Kafar Zeita, were heading to aid the wounded of a previous bombing by the Syrian-Russian alliance when fixed-wing warplanes believed to be Russian fired missiles near an ambulance they were driving on the road between Kafar Zeita and al Latamina and killed all three of them.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Baset Mubrak Adult male born in 1985 killed
  • Suleiman al Yaqoub years old male born in 1987 killed
  • Mustafa al Hasan Adult male born in 1978 killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The three medics who were killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Step News).
  • Abdul Baset Mubrak, ambulance driver, and the paramedics Suleiman al Yaqoub and Mustafa al Hasan were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Syrian Netork for Human Rights).
  • One of the three medics that was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • One of the three medics that was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • One of the three medics that was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]