Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2138

Incident date

April 17, 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 four civilians died and four more were wounded in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on Lataminah, local media reported.

According to Syria Mirror, “The Russian warplanes carried out several air strikes with cluster bombs on residential buildings in the city of Latamna, killing four civilians and causing considerable damage.”

RFS said that a Russian phosphorous bomb attack resulted in a death.

Smart News Agency, also blaming Russia, made no mention of fatalities but said that four civilians had been wounded in a strike.

However, ECS published footage of a strike, stating “Assad renews his bombardment of the city of Latamna”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • "Assad renews his bombardment of the city of Latamna".
  • An airstrike hitting Lataminah, April 17th 2017.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]