Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3552

Incident date

September 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

An unknown number of civilians was wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a hospital in the city of Al Lataminah on September 9th, 2018, according to local sources.

Step News reported that “in addition to a number of Russian raids targeting Al Lataminah, resulting in civilian casualties, the Al Lataminah Hospital was out of service, which stopped the access of medical services to civilians. The hospital is one of the most important hospitals providing services to the residents in the region.”

Shaam News Agency reported “a number of wounded”, but did not specify how many civilians were injured.

During the shelling, the Syrian Civil Defence in Hama (@civil_hama) tweeted that “more than ten raids with warplanes and five explosive barrels of helicopters and missile launchers have been targeting the city of Latamna for about an hour, and the shelling is still going on.”

While several sources blamed Syrian regime helicopters for the airstrike, Step Agency and Smart News Agency blamed Russia for the bombings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation:"More than ten raids with warplanes and five explosive barrels of helicopters and missile launchers have been targeting the city of Latamna for about an hour, and the shelling is still going on" (via @civil_hama).
  • Allegedly, Russian or Syrian regime aircraft bombed the city of Al Lataminah on September 9th, 2018 (via @civil_hama).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Lataminah on September 9th, 2018 (via @civil_hama).
  • Al Lataminah hospital was targeted on September 9th, 2018, by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Footage of alleged Russian o Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Lataminah on September 9th, 2018 (via Step Agency).

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
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]