Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3583

Incident date

February 1, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died because of wounds he sustained as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime bombing on Kafr Zita on February 1st, 2019 according to local sources. Other casualties among civilians were also reported.

Local sources reported that Osama Hafez Al Rajo died on the morning of February 10th from wounds sustained  by artillery shelling on Kafr Zeta in Hama on February 1st. There are varying reports on the culprit; some sources claimed it was Russian forces while other sources claimed it was Syrian regime forces.

No further details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Osama Hafez Al Rajo Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Osama Hafez Al Rajo, injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita (via @OKKO5Lc4iNiZH6S).
  • Osama Hafez Al Rajo, allegedly died from wounds sustained by artillery shelling from Russian- or regime forces on Kafr Zeta (via Kafr Zeta TV).
  • Osama Hafez al Rajo allegedly died from wounds sustained from shelling by Russian- or regime forces on Kafr Zeta(via SN4HR).

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 type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]