Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2879

Incident date

January 9, 2018

Location

كفرزيتا, 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

A civilian was reportedly killed when airstrikes hit his vegetable truck in Kafr Zeita.  Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Some local media attributed blame to Russia, while others blamed the Syrian regime. One local source called it is “military raid”, not naming a belligerent.

One source reported that there were some wounded, but no specific numbers were published.

According to RFS, “high-explosive rockets and vacuum bombs” were used, “causing severe damage to civilian property”.

The strike “targeted a car belonging to one of the brothers from the city of Al-Latamna, a vegetable vendor [from] the Al Hamed family… he was martyred immediately”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Just moments after the airstrike hit Kafr Zeita, 10th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • A fruit truck that was hit in the airstrikes on Kafra Zita, 10th Jan 2018. (via Abdul Naser)

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

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]