Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2877

Incident date

January 9, 2018

Location

اللطامنة, Al-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

As many as two civilians, including a child and a member of the Syrian Civil Defence, were wounded following a double airstrike on Al-Lataminah. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing blame to the Syrian regime while others blamed Russia.

According to local media, a child was injured in the first strike and a member of the Civil Defence was injured in a second strike whist attempting to rescue civilians from the original strike.

Media reported that “high explosive rockets”, as many as 100, were used on the vicinity, causing damage to residential homes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Footage showing the exact moment the strike occurred, 9th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • Footage showing the exact moment the strike occurred, 9th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • Footage showing the exact moment the strike occurred, 9th Jan 2018. (via Mahmood Alhamwi)
  • A member of the Syrian Civil Defence who was wounded in the airstrikes on Al-Lataminah, 9th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Lataminah, 9th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)
  • A member of the Syrian Civil Defence who was wounded in the airstrikes on Al-Lataminah, 9th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]