Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3740

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on al Latamina, Hama, on July 25th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named one fatality as “Abdul Hakim Ahmad al Sayyed”, “killed as warplanes we believe were Russian fired several missiles on al Latamina town in Hama governorate northwestern suburbs, on July 25, 2019.”

In a later post, the source blamed Syrian regime helicopters that “dropped several barrel bombs on Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in al Qandila neighborhood”.

Orient News stated that “the Russian bombardment of rockets and cluster bombs killed three civilians in the town of Al Latamina,” and that “the dead were known as Khalid Mahmoud al-Hudayri, his son Ahmed, and Abdul Hakim al-Sayyid”.

Syria Civil Defense also reported “direct targeting of the civil defense team in the city of Latamina in the countryside of Hama, a double raid of Russian warplanes – while working to recover a civilian casualty and a martyr from a previous targeting this morning.”

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the airstrike, stating that “a fighter of Jaysh Al-Izza was killed as a result of bombardment by warplanes on Al-Lataminah.”

Various sources attributed the attack to either or both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
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    Image Caption: "The martyrdom of the young man "Ahmad Khaled Mahmoud al-Hudairi" (28) year of the sons of the city of # Al tamina Russian air strike while working in the agricultural land of the city of # Khan_shikhon Southern countryside Idlib" (via KafrZita Post)
  • Syrian regime helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in al Qandila neighborhood in al Latamina town in Hama on July 25th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (7) [ collapse]