Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3073

Incident date

February 23, 2018

Location

اللطامنة, al-Latamna, 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

According to local media, up to four civilians, including one woman, were killed and dozens left wounded, as Russian or Assad forces carried out air and artillery shelling of Latamna, Hama.

Step News Agency reported how allegedly “Russian raids and rocket-propelled grenades” had struck the city of Latamna, resulting in great civilian harm.

The death toll spanned from one to four. The lowest reported by, for example, HalabTodayTV, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported four civilians fatalities.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR), who reported two deaths caused by Assad-waged artillery, one of the victims was a woman.

While some reports merely reported about “several” wounded, Smart News Agency reported that dozens were left injured.

Though the majority of sources, including al-Jazeera and Smart News Agency, identified Russia as responsible, the incident remains contested as MasarPressNet and SN4HR blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The moment the contested warplanes launch airstrikes in Latamna, Hama, February 23rd, 2018 (via Mahmood Alhamwi)
  • The moment the contested strikes hit Latamna, Hama, and the following civilian harm they caused, February 23rd, 2018 (via Step News Agency)

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
    1 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]