Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3447

Incident date

June 11, 2018

Location

اللطامنة, Al-Latamna, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3219885, 36.6234398 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed, and others injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes and/or shelling on Al Latamna in Hama, Syria on June 11th, 2018, according to local media sources.

According to @Step_Agency, “one person was killed and others injured as a result of the artillery and missile shelling that targeted the city of Al Latamna, north of Hama.”

@MediaCenterFR reported that 36 artillery and missile shells which originated from the Russian camp and the Zlin checkpoint fell on the city of Al Latamna, however @IdlibPlus  blamed the Russian warplanes that targeted the area with many raids.

The National Council of the city of Al Latamna page said that Zaher Ahmed Al-Mahmoud, aged 28 was killed. Hamdo Awad Assariqibi was also named injured in this attack.

Step news correspondent reported that “the Russian camp based in the south of Halfaya targeted this morning of Monday, June 11th, the city of Al Latamna  with high-explosive missiles, which led to killing a man and wounding a number of other civilians.” The source said that most of those injured are civilians, meaning that some combatants might have injured in the strike.

Al Jazeera blamed the Syrian regime for the killing of a civilian and injuring others after targeting a center for relief items distribution in Al Latamna.

Syria Watan news, affiliated with the Syrian regime, said that “Terrorist groups targeted  army points in the town of Halfaya with several rocket-propelled grenades, and the army units responded to the missile sources in the area of Al Latamna in the northern suburb of Hama.”

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image of Hamdo Awad al Siraqbi, injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against al Latamna on June 11th, 2018 (via @ala_alkhalif)
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    Zaher Ahmed Al-Mahmoud was killed in airstrikes on Al Latamneh in Hama on June 11th, 2018 (via The National Council in the city of Al Latamna).

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
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (20) [ collapse]