Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2083

Incident date

April 6, 2017

Location

اللطامنة, Lataminah, 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

Between one and six civilians were killed, and others were wounded, in an airstrike on Lataminah. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with most blaming Syrian regime helicopters, whilst some others blamed Russian warplanes. Smart News Agency reported unidentified warplanes fired missiles. 

One source reported that an entire family of six were killed, however most sources alleged an adult male was killed in his car which was struck.

There was confusion amongst sources as to whether or not this attack was a chloride gas attack or not. Many sources reported it was, due to reports of a “foul smell” and footage of bright yellow smoke clouds. It has been since reported by both Smart and Thiqa News Agencies that a diesel car was struck in the raid, which is what caused the huge smoke and fires.

Additionally, it was reported that barrel bombs, drones and missiles were used in the raid.

According to Thiqa news, civilian homes were destroyed.

Syria-mirror reported that there were several strikes on Lataminah which struck residential homes and wounded “others”. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (1 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an airstrike on Lataminah, 6th April 2017. (via Alhadath)
  • The exact moment an airstrike on Lataminah, 6th April 2017. (via Mahmood Al-Hamwi)
  • Zayed Awad al Rajab, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Lataminah, 6th April 2017. (via VDC)

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 specific strikes between April 1st - 31st 2017.

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 – 6
  • (1 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 (10) [ collapse]