Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3560

Incident date

September 10, 2018

Location

كفر زيتا, Kafr Zita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on KafrZita in Hama reportedly led to death and/or injuries among civilians on September 10th, 2018.

Shaam Network reported “Assad’s and Russian warplanes and helicopters launched intensive air raids accompanied by heavy artillery and missile attacks on the towns and villages of Latamna, Kafarzita, Lufayyat, Al-Obeida, Hasaraya, Zakat, Al Sayyad, al Janabra and Latmeen which led to a few injuries among civilians, in addition to a displacement movement”

@ESSA19803, a pro-regime source, tweeted “Artillery and rocket launchers target the movements and assemblies of armed terrorist groups in the villages of Al-Latamneh,  Kafr Zita, Bab Al-Taqah, Al-Hamra, Al-Haweez, Al-Sharia, Tal Al-Sakhr , Al-Kirkat  and Zakat.”

No more information is available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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

Sources (5) [ collapse]