Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3031

Incident date

February 18, 2018

Location

لطمين, Latmeen, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.3586059, 36.6483307 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, a husband and wife, were killed and several others were left wounded in alleged Russia or regime air or artillery strikes on Latmeen, Idlib, according to local media.

Smart News Agency, who cited a military spokesman of the Free Syrian Army, said that “warplanes likely to be Russian launched eight raids on agricultural land in the village, killing a woman and an old man”, while adding that another three civilians were wounded.

Several sources echoed the death of the married couple, who were both identified by name by Shbaballatamneh3.

Reports agreed that between two and three civilians were left wounded.

While the large majority of sources pointed to Russian culpability, HalabToday TV blamed regime artillery shelling, while Mahmoud Al Hamoudi attributed blame to both the Syrian regime and Russian warplanes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The moment the Russian or Syrian regime warplanes strike Latmeen, Idlib, February 18th, 2018 (via Mahmood Hamwi)
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    Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Hamid (Al Baghl) was along with his wife killed by the contested shelling of Latmeen, Idlib, February 18th, 2018 (via Shbaballatamneh3)

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 February 1st - 28th 2018.

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]