Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2264

Incident date

May 31, 2017

Location

كفر زيتا , Kafr Zeita, 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

One or twochildren were injured by when the remnants of an alleged Russian cluster bomb dropped in a previous strike exploded in Kafr Zeita on may 31st 2017.

2011 Madardaily said that one child was injured, while other sources put the number at two.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A child wounded by the explosion of remnants of an alleged cluster bomb in Kafr Zeita, May 31st. The image was published by Manhal Mohammed Al - Ahmad. The source has since been removed from Facebook but Airwars has archived the image and publishes it here.
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    A child wounded by the explosion of remnants of an alleged cluster bomb in Kafr Zeita, May 31st. The image was published by Manhal Mohammed Al - Ahmad. The source has since been removed from Facebook but Airwars has archived the image and publishes it here.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]