Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3831

Incident date

June 20, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman alongside her husband were reported killed in airstrikes on Kafar Zeita, Hama on June 20th.

Syria Civil Defense reported that “the cities and towns of liberated northern Syria are still under constant bombardment by the regime’s forces and their Russian allies,” listing a number of locations and casualties, among which the incident in Kafar Zeita is reported.

Similarly, Shaam News named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the attack, among others, in Kafar Zeita.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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

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Media
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    Caption translation: "Khalaf al-Naasan, a resident of the village of Hamamiyat, was killed , and others were wounded by artillery shelling from the regime’s sites in the village of Sheikh Hadid on the city of Kafr Zita in the northern Hama countryside."

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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]