Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3900

Incident date

July 13, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 13th, 2019.

At first, only a woman was reported killed and at least two civilians wounded when alleged Russian or Syrian shelled Kafar Zeita.

In addition, Abdullah al-Aboud, a volunteer for the Syrian Civil Defense, was wounded while searching for survivors through the rubble.

A day later, Syrian Civil Defense volunteers pulled out a man’s body out of the rubble. His name is Ghazwan Al-Abdo Hassan, aged 50.

No other details are known at this time.

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
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Abdullah al-Aboud, a volunteer for the Syrian Civil Defense, was injured while searching for survivors after alleged Syrian regime or Russian shelling struck Kafar Zeita on July 13th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    One of the victims of the bombing of Kafar Zeita on July 13th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Video of the moment of impact when Kafar Zeita is struck by an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on July 13th (Mahmoud Al Hamwi).
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    Video showing seriously injured victims of an airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 13th (via Kafar Zeita TV).
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  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching for survivors under the rubble caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 13th, 2019. (via @civil_hama).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching for survivors under the rubble caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 13th, 2019. (via @civil_hama).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching for survivors under the rubble caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 13th, 2019. (via @civil_hama).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching for survivors under the rubble caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 13th, 2019. (via @civil_hama).

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
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]