Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3891

Incident date

July 11, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latmina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a civilian male was killed in alleged Russian air or artillery strikes on Al Latamina, Hama governorate, on July 11th, 2019. Reportedly, the man’s pregnant wife and two children were injured. Others reported that as many as seven civilians were wounded.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Mohammad Musa al Hourani was killed and his wife was injured as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Latamina town in Hama”.

@Fayyad_sattouff posted a photo of two injured children, writing that “these two injured children woke up this morning to find themselves with their pregnant mother under the rubble of their house in Al Latamina and the remains of their martyr father scattered all over the place due to the flight of the Russians.”

The Syrian Civil Defence in Hama reported that “a man was martyred and seven other civilians, including four children and two women, were wounded, as a result of targeting residential neighbourhoods in the city of Al Lataminah with two airstrikes this morning”, adding that “the civil defence teams, in cooperation with civilians, worked to immediately aid the injured and transport them to receive appropriate treatment.” @Damaskiagency also reported that seven civilians were injured.

@NagiNajjar reported heavy artillery strikes coming from a Russian camp south of Halfaya.

All sources blamed Russia for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Child of Mohammed Musa Hourani Child female injured
  • Child of Mohammed Musa Hourani Child male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
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    Child wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on the city of Al Latamina in Hama on July 10th (via Shabab Al Latamina).
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    Children wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on the city of Al Latamina in Hama on July 10th (via Shabab Al Latamina).
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    Men standing over the body of Mohammed Musa Hourani, who was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Latamina on July 11th (via Shabab Al Latamina).
  • Translation: “The Russian aggression bombed the city, which resulted in the rise of a martyr and the fall of two wounded, a woman and a child, and behind the bombing, great destruction of civilian homes” (via @MahmodHamway).
  • Translation: “These two injured children woke up this morning to find themselves with their pregnant mother under the rubble of their house in Al-Lataminah and the remains of their martyr father scattered all over the place due to the flight of the Russians who committed the creation of God in our time” (via @Fayyad_sattouff).
  • Translation: “The body of the martyr Muhammad Musa Al Hourani (Al Saad), 35 years old, was recovered from the rubble as a result of the air strikes by the Russian aggression on the city a short while ago” (via @MahmodHamway).
  • Translation: “A man was martyred and seven other civilians, including four children and two women, were wounded, as a result of targeting residential neighborhoods in the city of Al Lataminah with two air strikes this morning, and the civil defense teams, in cooperation with civilians, worked to immediately aid the injured and transport them to receive appropriate treatment” (via @civil_hama).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer carrying an injured child after alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, July 11th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer carrying an injured child after alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, July 11th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, July 11th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer and injured children in an ambulance after alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Latamina, July 11th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).

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 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]