Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2220

Incident date

May 8, 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

A young man was killed in Kafr Zita, however there is confusion as to how he died.

VDC reported that he was victim of Russian troops, and they listed him as from Kafr Zita, but do not specify where he was killed. 

There are no reports of others civilian casualties or wounded.

Other sources reported that he died due to injuries obtained during combat fighting from a few days previously. Images published show him holding an AK-47, and another shows him taking a selfie with ground artillery being fired.

It is unclear how he died, where he died, or whether or not he was a militant.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Amjad Karmo Arafat, allegedly killed by Russian troops, Kafr Zita, 7th May 2017. (via Anas Abo Abdallah)
  • Amjad Karmo Arafat, allegedly killed by Russian troops, Kafr Zita, 7th May 2017. (via Kafar zeita nasma)
  • Amjad Karmo Arafat, allegedly killed by Russian troops, Kafr Zita, 7th May 2017. (via Kafar zeita nasma)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between May 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]