Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3957

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on al Latamina, Hama, on July 25th, 2019. @jisirtv tweeted that barrel bombs were used in the attack.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named one fatality as “Abdul Hakim Ahmad al Sayyed”, “killed as warplanes we believe were Russian fired several missiles on al Latamina town in Hama governorate northwestern suburbs, on July 25, 2019.”

In a later post, the source blamed Syrian regime helicopters that “dropped several barrel bombs on Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in al Qandila neighborhood”.

Orient News stated that “the Russian bombardment of rockets and cluster bombs killed three civilians in the town of Al Latamina,” and that “the dead were known as Khalid Mahmoud al-Hudayri, his son Ahmed, and Abdul Hakim al-Sayyid”. However, in incident RS3956, local sources said that Khalid was killed in Tahtaya, while his son Ahmad was killed in Khan Sheikhoun in the same day.

Syria Civil Defense also reported “direct targeting of the civil defense team in the city of Latamina in the countryside of Hama, a double raid of Russian warplanes – while working to recover a civilian casualty and a martyr from a previous targeting this morning.” @HadiAlabdallah tweeted a video showing what he described the targeting of Civil Defence volunteers who where pulling bodies of victims out of the rubble.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the airstrike, stating that “a fighter of Jaysh Al-Izza was killed as a result of bombardment by warplanes on Al-Lataminah.”

Various sources attributed the attack to either or both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Syrian regime helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in al Qandila neighborhood in al Latamina town in Hama on July 25th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Caption translation: A painful video of targeting the civil defense while they were pulling bodies of the martyrs in the city of Al-Lataminah by the Russian occupation air force. The bombing resulted in the fall of 3 martyrs and several civilian casualties.
  • Caption: Russian air strikes on terrorist sites in the center of Al-Lataminah, north of Hama
  • Caption: Regime helicopters drop their loads of "barrel bombs" on the city of Al-Lataminah.

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
    1 – 3
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (12) [ collapse]