Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1257

Incident date

September 10, 2016

Location

Kafr Zita or Latamenah (Hama) or Idlib, Hama or Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.3747033, 36.5923691 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 16 civilians – with four or five from one family – died in shelling on Latamenah, according to local media. However, there were allegations against both Russia and the Syrian regime. It was reported that Kafr Zita was under regime artillery shelling – with possible regime strikes also reported in Latamnah.

According to the Step News Agency, “two members of the rebels were killed and others wounded in Russian shelling in Latamenah. Four civilians from one family including a child were killed in artillery shelling in Kafr Zeita”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “16 died in Hama, most of them killed in Russian airstrikes on Kafarzita, Latamnah, and Idlib city.

Jisrtv added that “two civilians were killed in warplanes shelling in Latamenah.”

RFS put the death toll in Latamenah as one – but didn’t identify the warplane responsible.

LCCSY also reported Russian strikes on Kafr Zita, Latamenah and Idlib city, which resulted in civilian deaths.

Other sources including Qasioun and Jisrtv said that a whole family consisting of four or five people (a mother, father and two children, according to Qasioun) died in regime artillery shelling on Kafr Zita.

A number of sources also reported regime shelling in Kafr Zita and Latamenah, resulted in an unspecified number of civilian deaths and injuries.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 16
  • (2 children1 woman1 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

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Missiles fired at Latameh, Sept 10th, allegedly by Russian warplanes (Youtube via Mahmood Al-Hamwi)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 16
  • (2 children1 woman1 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

Sources (11) [ collapse]