Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1456

Incident date

October 15, 2016

Location

اللطامنة, Ltamenah, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3219885, 36.6234398 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Five or six civilians civilians including a 20-day-old girl and a boy aged six months died and dozens more were wounded in an airstrike and/or artillery strike on a medical centre in Al Latamna, according to sources on the ground. The majority of reports blamed Russia, though two pointed to the Assad regime. Victims reportedly included people being treated at the facility and medical staff.

LCCSY, was among sources that put the death toll at five, and said that Russia was responsible.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights didn’t identify the culprit, but reported that an “an aerial bombardment targeted a medical centre belonging to a humanitarian organisation in al-Latamina, killing two families including a man with his wife and child, and another woman with her child”.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that ” government warplanes (allies) missiles fired on medical centre in Al Latamena city in Hama governorate, causing a massacre, damaging in the building and equipment of the center and rendering it inoperable”.

RFS media centre also blamed the regime, while @SRV_News said that heavy regime artillery, located in Deir Mharda, had shelled Al Latamna.

The highest death toll, of six civilians, was given by Syrian Press Center.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Imad Dirar Aliwi (Abdul Latif) 35 years old male named by Hamanews killed
  • Jumana Haitham Al – Mahmoud 28 years old female a writer, named by Hamanews killed

Family members (2)

  • Aisha Mohammed Eid Al-Ali 32 years old female named by Hamanews killed
  • Bian Samer Al-Ali 20 days old years old female daughter of the Aisha, named by Hamanews killed
  • Dirar Imad Aliawi 6 months years old male named by Hamanews killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Graphic footage showing the victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid, including children. (via Syrianpc)
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    Footage showing the wreckage in the aftermath of the alleged raid. Pools of blood can be seen inside damaged civilian homes. (via AlHadath)
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    Graphic footage showing the victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid, including children. (via Mahmoud AlHamwi)
  • Aftermath of the alleged raid. (via RayaMediaNet)
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    A baby killed in the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Ltamenah. (via RayaMediaNet)

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 October 1st – 19th 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
    5 – 6
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]