Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2222

Incident date

May 9, 2017

Location

اللاطوم, Al Latoum, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

35.018056, 38.891111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Between five and nine civilians were killed, and “dozens” were wounded, following an airstrike in Al Latoum, according to local media. Sources all attributed blame to Russian warplanes, with the exception of the Syrian Network for Human Rights who blamed the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

Sources reported that huge fires broke out and many people became displaced as a result of the raids on the residential area.

The strike reportedly occurred just after midnight.

@SyriaPressorg1reported that both women and children were included in the death toll. VD however, does not name any children. 

Palmyra Media Centre reported that women and children were included in those injured civilians. 

A source tweeted on the 14th of May that five of those killed were all from one family.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 9
  • (3–8 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Text reporting on the five civilians from one family killed on 9th May 2017. (via @Palmyra)

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
    5 – 9
  • (3–8 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]