Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3989

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

كفرزيتا, Kafar Zeita, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reportedly injured in alleged Russian air or artillery strikes on Kafar Zeita after midnight on August 1st, 2019. While multiple sources reported the strikes, only the Syrian Civil Defence reported civilian casualties.

The Syrian Civil Defence in Hama (@civil_hama) reported that three civilians were injured as a result of airstrikes by Russian aircraft after midnight.

@IdlibPlus tweeted: “Russian warplanes target the city of Kafr Zita in the northern Hama countryside with air strikes.”

According to @muslim2day, “the Russian occupation targets with rocket launchers and artillery shells the city of Kafr Zita in the northern Hama countryside in conjunction with the flight of Russian reconnaissance aircraft over the sky”, but did not mention any civilian harm.

All sources blamed Russia for the strikes.

The incident occured after midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Two men were injured as a result of targeting the vicinity of the city of Kafar Zeita with an air strike by Russian warplanes yesterday afternoon. In the evening, three others were injured as a result of air strikes by Russian aircraft after midnight. Civil defense teams worked to aid the injured to receive appropriate treatment” (via @civil_hama).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping injured civilians after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita after midnight on August 1st, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafar Zeita after midnight on August 1st, 2019 (via @civil_hama).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]