Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3744

Incident date

June 1, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians was reportedly killed or injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on the town of Kfar Zeita, Hama governorate, on June 1st, 2019, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported “civilian casualties following intensive Russian and Syrian regime raids on the town of Kfar Zeita in rural areas of the northern Hama.”

The Facebook account “Lens of Khan Sheikhoun and its countryside post” wrote: “Targeting the town of Kfar Zeita in the northern countryside of Hama with burning phosphorus and napalm missiles by the Russian camp in the village of Bredij.” No other sources reported the use of chemical weapons.

@MasarPressNet wrote that Russian aviation used vacuum missiles to target the town. @Step_Agency also reported airstrikes, but did not specify a belligerent and only reported material damage.

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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video from local source that claimed the town was bombed with burning phosphorus and napalm missiles by the Russian camp in the village of Bredij on June 1st (via Lens of khan Sheikhoun and its countryside).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]