Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3421

Incident date

May 2, 2018

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafr Zita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and ‘multiple’ others were injured in airstrikes allegedly conducted by Russian forces on the town of Kafr Zita in Hama Governorate on May 2nd 2018.

Multiple sources reported that a hospital in the centre of the town had been hit and destroyed, and that one staff member had been killed in the strikes. Jisr News implied that the airstrikes appeared to have been coordinated with shelling by the Syrian regime’s forces on other parts of the town.

Baladi News identified the victim as Fatima Hamsho Umm Ala, who was ‘the sole breadwinner of her large family. […] She worked in an agricultural workshop to support her family in their exodus. Later, she volunteered to work in a specialized hospital in Kafr Zita, In support of her family’.

The hospital provided ‘secondary health care services’ and nurseries for newborn babies, Step News reported.

The incident occured at approximately 10:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The hospital in Kafr Zeita was completely destroyed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the morning of May 2 2018. (via @HadiAlabdallah)
  • Fatima Hamsho (Umm Ala) is seen here pictured with her child. She was a staff member at the hospital in Kifr Zita that was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on the hospital on May 2 2018. (via Baladi News)
  • Footage of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Zita, May 2nd

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]