Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2130

Incident date

April 16, 2017

Location

كفرزتيا , 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

Two named children died and three male civilians were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Kafr Zita, according to sources on the grounds. Several reports said that “rocket-propelled grenades with parachutes” were used in the attack.

Smart News Agency reported that “two children were killed and three men were wounded on Sunday when the Russian air force bombed the town of Kafr Zeita”.

However, other sources pointed to the regime. The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Assad, also putting the death toll at two children.

But Syria Mirror, who attributed the event to the regime and Russiam said that three children died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children3 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'Kafr Zita: Russian bombardment with parachute bombs 16/4/2017'
  • More footage of the alleged Russian strike on Kafr Zita, April 16th.
  • According to Alhadath, the regime carried out this strike on Kafr Zita, April 16th.

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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children3 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]