Local sources reported that alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes struck northern Kafar Zeita in the night of May 6th to May 7th, 2019. Four civilians were reported killed, including two women and two children of the same family. A man and three children were reported wounded.
SyriaTV wrote that “the city of Kafar Zeita was hit at night with heavy machine-gun raids carried out by Russia, killing four civilians (two women and two children) and wounding a man and three children from one family.” Horrya News, however, reported that the Syrian regime had been responsible for firing rocket-propelled grenades on civilian homes.
The Violations Documentation Center of Syria reported the names of two women, a boy and a girl killed in the strikes. Baladi News reported that the family was internally displaced.
On May 6th, a hospital in Kafar Zeita was also targeted, leading to the facility being out of service, but there were no reports of civilian casualties. In the afternoon of May 7th, a man and his pregnant wife were also killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on the city.
The incident occured during the night.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)