Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3579

Incident date

January 22, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar 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

12-year-old girl Mariam Mahmoud Hassan Rahhal was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery strikes on Kfar Zeita, north-east of Souran in the northern suburb of Hama. Two other civilians were wounded, whom according to some sources, were children as well. 

Smart News Agency reported “the killing of a girl and wounding two others in artillery shelling by Russian forces on the town of Kafr Zeita, north of Hama, from their location in the village of Kobeibat Huda.”

Enab Baladi reported a “number of injured civilians”, whereas other sources such as Smart News Agency reported specifically two injured civilians. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the two injured victims were also children.

Some local sources blamed Russian forces, while other sources blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Raising a child and injuring two with her because of the city of # Kafrzita heavy artillery shelling came from the forces of the regime, where the number of missiles exceeded 50 shells on residential neighborhoods, the civil defense teams worked to rescue the injured and save civilians and lose areas of bombing and secure. "

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]