Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3574

Incident date

January 11, 2019

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

A 14-year-old girl was reported killed in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Al Lataminah in northern Hama, according to sources on the ground.

Local sources reported that a woman and her two daughters were wounded and that the girl died from her injuries hours later.

There are varying reports about the exact number of wounded, as some sources reported that only the mother was wounded while another source reported that up to five people were wounded.

Although all sources blamed Russia, some added that the airstrike was conducted by an unmanned armed drone. Airwars understands that Russia doesn’t operate unmanned armed drones in Syria, while the Syrian and Iranian regimes do.

Horrya News blamed an airstrike by the Assad regime for the girl’s death.

Smart added that the girl was hit by “rocket fire” – but didn’t identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Video showing the funeral of a girl alleged killed in a Russian airstrike (via Step News).
  • Funeral of 14 year old Rafida Sattouf al-Hudairi who was alleged killed in a Russian airstrike (via Ala’ Al Deen Ref’at).

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (30) [ collapse]