Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3773

Incident date

August 6, 2019

Location

لطمين, Latmeen, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reported killed, and two to three injured in airstrikes on Latmeen, Hama, on August 6th.

Step Agency stated that the “Russian air force launched several air strikes targeting the vicinity of the village of Latmeen, wounding three people.”

Meanwhile, Baladi News reported that “Regime forces and their ally Russia stepped up their air and ground bombardment of the northern and western rural of Hama on the early hours of Tuesday. […] The warplanes launched several raids on the city of Kafar zita and the villages of Latmeen and Zakat, wounding three civilians in the village of Latmeen north of Hama.”

Syria Civil Defense reported the injury of two civilians in the attack.

Meanwhile, one source, Halab Today, alleged that three civilians were killed in the incident.

Five sources attributed the airstrikes to Russian forces, while Baladi News also referred to the Syrian regime in reports of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption Translation: "Two civilians were injured due to the targeting of both Morek and Latmeen in Hama countryside, by air strikes from Russian warplanes this morning, our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    0 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]