Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3851

Incident date

June 27, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Russian or Syrian regime warplanes allegedly fired missiles at the city of Kafar Zeita in Hama, wounding three people.

The Civil Defense Hama said: “Targeting residential neighborhoods in the city of Kafr Zita with two raids by warplanes, which resulted in the injury of 3 persons of varying degrees.” Shabab Al Latamina reported the same casualty toll quoting the Civil Defense.

Most sources accused Russia, while JisrTV and Smart News blamed the Syrian regime without mentioning civilian harm.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: "Russian aircraft bombing the city of Kafr Zita" (via Syria.liveuamap)
  • Caption translation: "Russian warplanes bombard the town of Kafar Zeita in the countryside of Hama" (via Mahmood Al Hamwi)
  • White Helmets inspecting the site of an airstrike on Kafar Zeita on June 27th, 2019 (via Civil Defence Hama)
  • White Helmets inspecting the site of an airstrike on Kafar Zeita on June 27th, 2019 (via Civil Defence Hama)
  • White Helmet inspecting the site of an airstrike on Kafar Zeita on June 27th, 2019 (via Civil Defence Hama)
  • White Helmet inspecting the site of an airstrike on Kafar Zeita on June 27th, 2019 (via Civil Defence Hama)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (4) [ collapse]