Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3779

Incident date

June 9, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly killed and four others were injured in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on the city of Kafar Zeita on June 9th, 2019, according to local sources.

Based on local activists, Smart News Agency reported that “two people were killed and four others were injured, as the warplanes of the regime and Russia raided residential neighbourhoods in the city of Kafar Zeita.”

@almo3tasem91 and @syrian191124 also reported two killed civilians and four wounded, also blaming both Russia and the Syrian regime.

@MahmodHamway wrote that “the Russian battalion in the town of Ma’ardis bombed the city of Kafar Zita and “Tal Fas” in the northern Hama countryside with missiles.” @MasarPressNet, however, stated that helicopters targeted the city with barrel bombs. Mahmoud Al Hamwi posted a video on Youtube of the aftermath of the strikes, blaming the Syrian regime.

Shaam News Network wrote that “Russian warplanes and Assad’s helicopters launched dozens of air-raids, with rockets and explosive barrels” on a number of cities, towns and villages on June 9th.

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
    4
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Air strikes launched by the regime's warplanes on the city of Kafr Zaita in Hama countryside 9/6/2019” (via Mahmoud Al Hamwi).
  • Translation: “Two martyrs and four wounded, as a result of the regime and Russian air strikes on the city of Kafar Zeita in the northern Hama countryside” (via @almo3tasem91).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the target site in Kafar Zeita after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 9th, 2019 (via @almo3tasem91).

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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]