Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3637

Incident date

April 30, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on the town of Al Latamina on April 30th, 2019, according to local sources.

Kafar Zeita TV reported that two civilians were wounded by rocket fire from Russian helicopters on the outskirts of the town of Al Latamina in the northern countryside of Hama. The source added that “a number of sheep” were also killed.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported “heavy artillery shelling targeting most of the areas mentioned [in a list, which included Al Latamina], resulting in the deaths and injuries of a large number of civilians.”

According to Tell Me, “an intensive aerial bombardment targeted a hospital and an ambulance center in Al Latamina”.

@mhmdalywns56 tweeted that “Russian warplanes bombarded terrorist sites in the town of Latamina in the northern suburb of Hama”.

While most sources blamed Russia for the incident, others, such as SyriaTV, pointed to the Syrian regime.

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
    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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, April 30th (via Jobar News).
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, April 30th (via Step News Agency).
  • "A barrage of rockets" allegedly fired by Russian warplanes on Al Latamina, April 30th (via Mahmood Alhamwi).
  • Translation: "Mass destruction left by a Russian air raid on the city of Latamina in the countryside of Hama 30-04-2019" (via Mahmood Alhamwi).
  • "Intensive aerial bombardment targeting a hospital and an ambulance center in Al-Latamina" (via TellMe).
  • "Russian warplanes bombard the city of Latamina in Syria" (via
  • Footage of a strike by a helicopter on Al Latamina, April 30th.
  • Further footage of strikes on on Al Latamına, April 30th (via @Wesal_TV).
  • Footage of strikes on Al Latamina, April 30th (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Footage from inside the town showing the raids, April 30th. Voice over video says: "The town of al Latamna now..Russian vacuum missiles” (via @mhmdalywyns56).

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
    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 (25) [ collapse]