Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3417

Incident date

April 29, 2018

Location

قرية الزعفرانة, Al Zafarana village, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.88979, 36.791667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A hospital guard was killed in Al Zafarana as Russian and Syrian forces reportedly launched raids on the Homs village.

Syrian helicopters hit the local hospital with barrel bombs, according to Smart News, injuring an additional four civilians. An activist loyal to the regime told the news agency that the hospital was targeted to remove it from service while “killing and wounding the people working in it”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Air bombing on the village of Al Zafarana north of Homs (Smart News, April 2018)
  • Warplanes raids on the village of Al Zafarana (Homs Media Center, April 2018)
  • According to Euphrates Post, "warplanes and helicopters targeted the cities of Rastan, Talbisa, villages of Zafarana, Makramiya, Deir Fool and Majdal with more than 80 air strikes which targeted residential neighborhoods."
  • According to Euphrates Post, "warplanes and helicopters targeted the cities of Rastan, Talbisa, villages of Zafarana, Makramiya, Deir Fool and Majdal with more than 80 air strikes which targeted residential neighborhoods."
  • According to Euphrates Post, "warplanes and helicopters targeted the cities of Rastan, Talbisa, villages of Zafarana, Makramiya, Deir Fool and Majdal with more than 80 air strikes which targeted residential neighborhoods."
  • According to Euphrates Post, "warplanes and helicopters targeted the cities of Rastan, Talbisa, villages of Zafarana, Makramiya, Deir Fool and Majdal with more than 80 air strikes which targeted residential neighborhoods."
  • According to Euphrates Post, "warplanes and helicopters targeted the cities of Rastan, Talbisa, villages of Zafarana, Makramiya, Deir Fool and Majdal with more than 80 air strikes which targeted residential neighborhoods."

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]