Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3754

Incident date

July 29, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian airstrikes killed up to four civilians in Kafar Zeita on the morning of July 29th.

Initial reports claimed two civilians were killed, including a woman and a volunteer for the Syrian Civil Defense.

The Syrian Civil Defense confirmed that one of their volunteers was among the victims. He was the head of the human resources department in the northern sector of Hama Director.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR), he was killed as fixed-wing warplanes which the source believed were Russian fired missiles on Kafar Zeita, while Syrialiveua claimed helicopters bombed the town with barrel bombs. SN4HR added that the bombing killed three other civilians who are also members of Zuhair’s family.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Adnan Mustafa Rajo Age unknown killed
  • Zuhair al Rajo Adult male Syrian Civil Defense volunteer killed
  • Khalidiya Mahmoud al-Hakka Age unknown killed
  • Ismail Salem Rajo Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Zuhair Rajo, an administrative officer for the Syrian Civil Defense, was killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on the morning of July 29th in Kafar Zeita (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Civil Defense Volunteer Zuhair al Rajo was killed in an alleged Russian strike on Kafar Zeita on July 29th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying the remains of one of the victims of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 29th (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
    2 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]