Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3965

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three medics were killed when alleged Russian airstrikes hit their ambulance on the road between Kafar Zeita and Al Latamina town in Hama governorate on July 27th, 2019, according to local sources. The paramedics were reportedly on their way to help civilians who were wounded in previous air and artillery strikes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Abdul Baset Mubrak (1985), ambulance driver, and the paramedics Suleiman Al Yaqoub (1987) and Mustafa Al Hassan (1978) from Kafar Zeita were heading to aid the wounded of a previous bombing by the Syrian-Russian alliance when fixed-wing warplanes believed to be Russian fired missiles near the ambulance they were driving on the road between Kafar Zeita and al Latamina and killed all three of them.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted: “Russian aviation targets a civil defence vehicle on the outskirts of the city of Kafar Zeita in the northern Hama countryside, killing three volunteers.”

HalabTodayTV reported that “a Russian airstrike targeted an ambulance in the Kafar Zeita area on the road between Kafar Zeita and the Zakat village in the northern Hama countryside, on Saturday evening”, adding that the paramedics were on their way to rescue wounded civilians in the village of Zakat.

All sources blamed Russia for the strikes.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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
    Unknown

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The three medics who were killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Step News).
  • Abdul Baset Mubrak, ambulance driver, and the paramedics Suleiman al Yaqoub and Mustafa al Hasan were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Syrian Netork for Human Rights).
  • Suleiman Al Yaqoub was reported killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 27th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Mustafa Al Hassan was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafar Zeita on July 27th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Abdul Baset Mubrak was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 27th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Translation: “The ambulance system in the city of Kafar Zeita in the northern Hama countryside, three of its volunteers performed their humanitarian duty to treat the wounded as a result of a raid by criminal warplanes. Driver Abdul Basit Mubarak, paramedic Mustafa Al Hassan, paramedic Sulaiman Al Muhammad” (via @abo_aljod84).
  • Ambulance driver Abdul Basit Mubarak and paramedics Mustafa Al Hassan and Sulaiman Al Muhammad were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 17th, 2019 (via @abo_aljod84).
  • Translation: “Three paramedics were killed in Kafar Zeita in the northern Hama countryside, as a result of Russian air strikes that targeted them when they evacuated the wounded inside the city” (via @AramMedia_N).
  • Ambulance driver Abdul Basit Mubarak and paramedics Mustafa Al Hassan and Sulaiman Al Muhammad were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita on July 17th, 2019 (via @abo_aljod84).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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
    Unknown

Sources (20) [ collapse]