As many as seven civilians were killed, and seven civilians were wounded, following an airstrike on Kafr Zita. Sources were confused as to who was to blame, some blamed Russian warplanes, others the Syrian regime. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) blamed the Syrian-Russian alliance.
There was also confusion as to how many casualties there were in the incident. Step News reported that two people were killed. SN4HR reported “ at least 3 civilians (2 children and a woman)”. However, Smart news reported that as many as seven were killed. The Violations Documentation Centre named three fatalities, and Basel Darweesh named another victim.
According to Alaan news, civilians were buried under the rubble. There were allegedly, according to sources, some serious injuries due to the extent of the residential damage.
Syria-mirror reported that “rocket-propelled grenades” were to blame, which struck residential communities.
Sources claimed that the three civilians named by VDC were been displaced to Kafr Zita northern Hama from Halfaya.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Terkia al-Hasan al-Naser Adult female killed
- Sharifeh Basem Danawer Child female killed
- Ahmad Basem Danawer Child male killed
- Mohamed Adel El Amouri Age unknown male killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any specific strikes between April 1st - 31st 2017.