Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3245

Incident date

March 12, 2018

Location

كفر زيتا, Kafar Zeita, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

35.374143, 36.601896 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

According to local media, an unspecified number of civilians were killed and wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Zeita Specialist Hospital for women and children, Kafar Zeita.

@SHHAMA2012 tweeted: “The Russian air force bombed the Kafr Zeita Specialist Hospital directly with incendiary, concussion and explosive rockets, destroying the women’s and children’s section, ruining the walls of the hospital and causing serious damage to the equipment”. However it said that there were no injuries and that the hospital was not put out of service.

But the Shaam news Agency reported that “there were a number of wounded civilians”.

However, other sources said that the hospiral was put out of service or “destroyed”. Photographs show significant destruction and the collapse of entire walls.

The Smart News agency noted five Russian strikes, including the use of cluster bombs.

 

 

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Kafar Zeita, 12th March 2018. (via @SHHAMA2012)
  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Kafar Zeita, 12th March 2018. (via @SHHAMA2012)

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

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]