Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3755

Incident date

July 29, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to Syrialiveuamap, helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the towns of Kafar Zeita and Latamina. Local sources attributed blame to Russia and claimed that the strikes were carried out in the evening, killing up to five civilians and wounded three others in a residential area in Al Latamina in Hama.

Smart News reported that five civilians were killed in the attack, including two women, and a child, and that three others were wounded, including another child. According to @ShahbaPress, the child who was wounded had to have his hand amputated.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “at least five civilians from the same family, including a child and three women, were killed as warplanes which we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Latamena town, on July 29th.”

12 year old Mahmoud Khalil Al-Sulaiman reportedly died of the wounds sustained in the attack, joining his parents, sister and aunt who died in the same incident – according to Kafar Zeita TV.

No other information is known at this time.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Mahmoud Khalil Al-Sulaiman 12 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1 child2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 12 year old Mahmoud Khalil Al-Sulaiman was killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Latamina on July 29th (via Kafar Zeita TV).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1 child2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]