Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2054

Incident date

April 2–3, 2017

Location

كفر زيتا, Kafr ZIta, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.374143, 36.601896 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime strike on Kafr ZIta, according to sources on the ground. Multiple reports said that a bakery was struck and rendered out of service.

According to Alaraby, “the warplanes and helicopters of the regime and Russia targeted several vital installations in the countryside of Aleppo, Hama and Idlib…Bombing targeted the only bakery in the town of Kafrzita, north of Hama, which put it out of service”.

Rozana reported: “On Sunday morning [April 2nd], Russian warplanes launched air strikes with surface rockets targeting the towns of Latamna, Kafarzita, Teyba, Imlaya, Souran and Mardas, in the northern suburbs of Hama.

According to Rozana’s correspondent, Abdu Abu Jamil, the bread oven in the town of Kafrzita was put out of service after being targeted by several air raids by Russian aviation. The furnace serves more than 100,000 civilians in the region.”

The Smart News Agency said that “three civilians were wounded and a number of sheep were killed” – and pointed to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]