Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2174

Incident date

April 26, 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

One civilian was injured in an airstrike in Lataminah, Hama, according to local media sources – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

Hama News Centre reported that “Russian air raids targeted al Latamna hospital”; they added that it caused huge destruction to the hospital and injuring one member of medical staff.

A group of terrorists in a vehicle in the northern Hama countryside were apparently the “target” of the strike and a large number of them were killed, according to the source @RaedSyrian02. They noted that the strike was conducted by the “air force” which could mean the Assad regime. 

7al news reported that “more than five paratroop-type missile attacks targeted the town of Al-Latamneh (controlled by the opposition in the northern countryside of Hama), resulting in the destruction of more than 10 homes and other material damage.”

Media activist, Lyad al-Hussein told 7al that the regime’s forces “rely on the opposition areas in the countryside to protect the missiles with parachutes, because of their destructive ability.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

  • Translation: Russian warplanes bombarded the surgical hospital in the city with concussion rockets, destroying large parts of it. The hospital was out of service and the civil defense rescue teams, in cooperation with the residents, remained in the hospital for four hours to be able to withdraw one of the medical staff.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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]