Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4360

Incident date

July 30, 2021

Location

زيزون, Zayzun, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on the village of Zayzun on July 30, 2021.

According to @Step_Agency, “a civilian was injured as a result of artillery shelling by the Syrian regime forces on the village of Zayzoun”. Various other sources also identified one civilian as being injured.

Baladi News reported that “a civilian was wounded in the leg with moderate injuries” in Zayzun.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the regime, including North Press Agency Syria, which published that “government forces stationed in Jorin camp bombed, with artillery shells and rocket launchers, the faction’s fortifications in the village of Zizoun”.  However, @iHHDYROQMHnphnS blamed Russia for carrying out the bombing.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime strikes on Zayzun on July 30, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime strikes on Zayzun on July 30, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime strikes on Zayzun on July 30, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]