Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3831

Incident date

June 20, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from the same family were reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling or airstrikes on Kafar Zeita in Hama on June 20th, 2019, according to local sources.

Among the victims is Khalaf Al-Na’san, and his wife Wa’ad Al-Khalaf and their son. It was reported that Wa’ad died of her wounds.

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 incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

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."
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    Khalaf Al-Na'san was reported killed with his wife and son as a result of alleged shelling or airstrike from Russia or the regime on Kafr Zeita on June 20th, 2019. (via @shabablatamni)

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
    3
  • (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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]