Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3822

Incident date

June 19, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, Hama governorate, on June 19th, 2019.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, “four were killed by aerial bombardment of Al Latamina” – a figure also cited by Shaam News.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that “Ra’fat Kallal al Saleh al Hamada was killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Latamena town in Hama governorate northwestern suburbs, on June 19.” According to @shabablatamni, Al Saleh spent seven years in Syrian regime prisons since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee reported only one casualty, also naming Al Saleh as the victim.

Several sources reported that Russian warplanes hit the town with four consecutive airstrikes. @shabablatamni reported the use of concussion missiles, whereas Smart News Agency reported that mortar rockets were fired.

While Shaam News Network and the Syrian Civil Defence summarised the airstrikes by both the Syrian regime and Russia on Hama governorate on June 19th, all sources reporting on the specific incident blamed Russia for the airstrikes on Al Latamina. Hence, the civilian harm status of this incident is graded as fair.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Ra’fat Kallal al Saleh al Hamada, allegedly killed by Russian fired missiles on Al Latamena town in Hama on June 19th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: "Russian warplanes bomb the city of Al Latamina in the countryside of Hama 6/19 2019" (via Mahmoud Al Hamwi).
  • Translation: “The martyrdom of the young man, "Rafat Kalal Al Saleh," in the Russian air strikes on the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside. He is the fifth martyr among his brothers during the age of the revolution, of which he spent seven years in the regime's prisons” (via @shabablatamni).
  • Announcement on the death of Ra’fat Kallal al Saleh al Hamada, who was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina on June 19th, 2019 (via @shabablatamni).
  • Translation: “The fourth consecutive Russian air strike targets the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside” (via @syrian191124).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina on June 19th, 2019 (via @syrian191124).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]