Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2815

Incident date

December 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

Up to five men were killed in alleged Russian aerial shelling of Lataminah, local media said, though it was unclear whether the victims were a part of the armed opposition or civilians.

Several reports, such as HalabTodayTV and @AleppoAMC, reported that the airstrikes “killed and wounded civilians.”

However, Step News Agency reported that the strikes killed “four military personnel” in addition to another seven wounded.

It is unclear whether the reports talk about the same victims, or whether both civilians and militants were killed in the incident.

Until confirmed otherwise, the five named victims will be treated as civilians.

Between two and seven more civilians were reportedly left wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Riyad Ahmad Al-Mahmoud 18 years old male killed
  • Majid Ismail al-Jahm 18 years old male killed
  • Khaled Walid Al-Hamed 18 years old male killed
  • Ahmed Mohammed Al-Sijnawi 18 years old male killed
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Deeb ( 18 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Riyad Ahmad Al-Mahmoud was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Hamah Now)
  • Majid Ismail al-Jahm was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Hamah Now)
  • Khaled Walid Al-Hamed was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Hamah Now)
  • The moment the alleged Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Thiqa Agency)
  • The moment the alleged Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Step News Agency)
  • Ahmed Mohammed Al-Sijnawi was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Latamenah facebook)
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Deeb was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Lataminah, Hama, December 26th, 2017 (via Latamenah facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.





Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]