Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3598

Incident date

March 11, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا,, Kafr 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

Two civilians were wounded in an alleged regime, Russian or Israeli artillery or rocket strike on Kafr Zeita, according to sources on the ground.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that “two civilians were wounded as a result of artillery shelling targeting the town of Kfar Zeita in the northern suburbs of Hama.” Facebook page Kafar Zeita identified the injured as Abdul Karim Salloum and Mohammed Al Karim.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was among many sources blaming the regime. However, Kafar Zeita pointed to Russia, reporting that “about 70 shells from the Russian camps in Kubaybat, Al Kabriya and Al Trabayah hit the city [Kafar Zeita] since the middle of last night [March 10th]. The shelling has so far wounded two people.”

Mahmoud Al Hamwi posted a video of shelling on Youtube, reporting it as “Israeli shelling of the checkpoints of the regime ‘s militia on the town of Kafr Zeita, in the countryside of Hama.” Other sources did not mention Israeli forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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, Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Karim Salloum, wounded in an alleged regime or Russian strike on Kafr Zeita, March 11th (via Kafar Zeita)
  • TranslatioN: 'Scenes of the rocket attack on the city of Kafar Zeita, north of Hama'
  • Video posted on Youtube of alleged "Israeli shelling of the checkpoints of the regime 's militia on the town of Kafr Zeita, in the countryside of Hama" (via Mahmoud Al Hamwi).

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

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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, Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]