Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3970

Incident date

July 28, 2019

Location

مزرعة التنور, Mazra’et Al Tanour, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two women and a man were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Mazra’et Al Tanour near the cities of Al Latamina and Kafar Zeita in Hama governorate, on July 28th, 2019, according to local sources. An unknown number of other civilians was reported injured.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee wrote that “two women died and others were injured as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the city of Kafar Zeita in the northern countryside of Hama Governorate.” According to Shaam News Network, civilian farms near Kafar Zeiter were targeted. Other sources identified the location as agricultural land in Mazra’et Al Tanour.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that “two women, Mrs Safya Hussein al Jawalik and Mrs Nisreen Abdul Razzaq al Akroub, [were] killed as fixed-wing warplanes which we believe were Russian fired missiles on Mazra’et al Tanour west of Kafar Zeita city in Hama governorate northern suburbs, on July 28.”

@ala_alkhalif reported “the death of the young man Hussein Mahmoud Al Nabhan as a result of the Russian raids on agricultural lands between Kafar Zeita and Zakat.”

@QasiounNewsAR tweeted that regime warplanes targeted the cities of Al Latamina and Kafar Zeita.

According to Sputnik News, “the Syrian-Russian warplanes raids resulted in the destruction of several headquarters and sites of the Hayat Tahrir Al Sham and Army of Glory, including weapons and ammunition depots in the city.”

While most sources blamed Russia for the strikes, a few sources pointed to the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 women1 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “The death of the young man Hussein Mahmoud Al Nabhan as a result of the Russian raids on agricultural lands between Kafar Zieta and Zakat this morning” (via @ala_alkhalif).
  • Hussein Mahmoud Al Nabhan was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Mazra’et Al Tanour on July 28th, 2019 (via @ala_alkhalif).

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 women1 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (16) [ collapse]