Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2157

Incident date

April 22, 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

A father was killed and his children were injured on an airstrike which struck their home in Lataminah, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with some blaming the Syrian regime, others blaming Russia. The Syrian Network for Human Rights  blamed the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

Civil Defence Hama initially reported that there were no injures reported. However, other sources reported that children were injured in the raids. 

Footage published shows the immediate aftermath, with injured children running from the ruins of their home.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment a parachute missile on the house of Mohammad Abdo al-Naesan "al-Ishani" and the surrounding area of Lataminah, 22nd April 2017. (via Mohammed Alhamwi)
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    The exact moment after a parachute missile on the house of Mohammad Abdo al-Naesan "al-Ishani" and the surrounding area of Lataminah, 22nd April 2017. (via AJA Syria)
  • Just moments after a parachute missile targeted the house of Mohammad Abdo al-Naesan "al-Ishani" and the surrounding area of Lataminah, 22nd April 2017. (via Civil Defence Hama)
  • Just moments after a parachute missile targeted the house of Mohammad Abdo al-Naesan "al-Ishani" and the surrounding area of Lataminah, 22nd April 2017. (via Civil Defence Hama)
  • Mohammad Abdo al-Naesan "al-Ishani", killed in an airstrike on Lataminah, 22nd 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 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
  • (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 (6) [ collapse]