Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3222

Incident date

March 10, 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

At least one civilian was killed and five more were wounded, reportedly from one family, in air and artillery strikes on Al Lataminah, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

There were as many as two raids on the vicinity.

SCD HAMA reported that “a civilian was killed and five others, including a member of the civil defence, were injured on Saturday (March 10th) by an artillery and missile attack on the town of Al Lataminah. The Civil Defence team was subjected to direct targeting during its search and rescue after the bombardment of the city of Lataminah, causing serious injury to one of the volunteers.”

The White Helmets – who blamed “artillery shelling” said that the one fatlatity and five injured civilians were from the same family, adding that a member of the White Helmets was also wounded when a rescue vehicle was struck during the operation to evacuate civilians from the site. Other sources said that the regime was responsible for the artillery strikes.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian aircraft launched air strikes with cluster bombs and phosphorus on the cities of Kafr Zeita and Al Latmineh”.

@eg_nawras put the death toll at two, blaming a Russian airstrike.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Al Lataminah, 10th March 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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]