Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3780

Incident date

June 9, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a woman and a child were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Latamina in the northern Hama countryside on June 9th, 2019.

According to a @HalabTodayTV correspondent, “a woman and her child were wounded as a result of an airstrike by the regime’s air force on the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside.” @MasarPressNet also reported that a woman and her child had been injured.

Smart News Agency, however, reported that the victims were a woman and her granddaughter, adding that the victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.

@aeinnews wrote that “the Syrian regime’s warplanes launch intense raids on the city of Al Lataminah in the northern countryside of Hama, central Syria, this evening.”

@NagiNajjar tweeted: “58 airstrikes by the regime and the Russians with missiles, barrel bombs and cluster bombs on the areas of the northern Hama countryside”, including Latamina.

@syrian191124 reported that “Russian warplanes target the towns of Kafar Zeita and Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside.”

While many sources pointed to the Syrian regime as the responsible belligerent, @syrian191124 blamed Russian airstrikes and @NagiNajjar, Smart News Agency and Shaam News Network reported both the Syrian regime and Russian forces as responsible.

The incident occured in the evening.

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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Al Lataminah, the northern countryside of Hama, a little while ago” (via @syrian191124).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Latamina, Hama governorate, on June 9th, 2019 (via @syrian191124).
  • Translation: “Photo: The Syrian regime's warplanes launch intense raids on the city of Al Lataminah in the northern countryside of Hama, central Syria, this evening” (via @aeinnews).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Latamina, Hama governorate, on June 9th, 2019 (via @aeinnews).

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 (8) [ collapse]