Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2032

Incident date

March 26, 2017

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafr Zita, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3747033, 36.5923691 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that an air raid killed up to two civilians, including a child, and wounded several others, as it struck the city of Kafr Zita in Hama, though it was unclear if Russia or the Syrian regime were behind the attack.

Two civilians were additionally wounded, and MonKiz Al Khabour reported that one of the wounded was the brother of the named victim.

Even though most sources attributed blame to Russia, the incident remains contested as Smart News Agency’s reporting talks about airstrikes carried out by both the Syrian regime and Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Images of the moment Russian or Syrian regime warplanes struck Kafr Zeita city in the northern Hama countryside on March 26th, 2017 (via @AleppoAMC)
  • The child Abdul Rahim Mohammed Abdo al-Laban was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Kafr Zeita, Hama, March 26th, 2017 (via MonKiz Al Khabour)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between March 1st - 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (5) [ collapse]