Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3976

Incident date

July 29, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including at least one child and two women, from the same family were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside on the evening of July 26th, 2019, according to local sources. Up to four others were reported injured.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “at least five civilians from the same family, including a child and three women, were killed as warplanes which we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Latamena town, on July 29th.”

While some sources reported four killed civilians, Abd Al Hakim Suliman identified the names of five killed victims. The victims were named as Khalil Ibrahim Al Suleiman, his wife Nahla Muhammad Al Khaled, his daughter Zahra Khalil Al Suleiman, his 12-year-old son Mahmoud Khalil Al Suleiman and his cousin, the young woman Bayan Muhammad Al Khaled.

According to Shaam News Network, “four civilians were dead in the Russian bombing in Al Latamina.” @HalabTodayTV also tweeted that four civilians were killed and that two others were wounded as a result of a Russian airstrike targeting the vicinity of the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside.

@anas3ns reported that “four martyrs were killed, including three women, and wounding others, including children, in the Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside.”

A source from the Syrian Civil Defence told Al Araby that a Russian warplane targeted civilian homes in the city of Al Latamina, killing four civilians, including two children, and wounding four others in the evening.

Smart News Agency reported that 16 civilians were killed and wounded on Monday by aerial bombardment of Russian warplanes and Syrian forces on northern Syria’s central Hama city. They also reported that five civilians, including two women and one child, were killed and three others, including a child were wounded in raids by Russian warplanes targeting residential areas in the town of Al Latamina.

While some sources reported that civilian homes and residential areas were targeted, Abd Al Hakim Suliman wrote that the victims died as the result of strikes on agricultural land near Al Latamina.

Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the strikes.

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child2–3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • 12-year-old Mahmoud Khalil Al Sulaiman was killed by an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Al Latamina on July 29th (via Kafar Zeita TV).
  • Khalil Ibrahim AlKhalil Al Suleiman was killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Lataminah on the 26th July 2019 (via Ahmad Abo Shahoud Facebook post)
  • A picture of Khalil Ibrahim Al Khalil Al-Suleiman and his daughter Zahra Khalil Al-Suleiman who were killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on the city of Al-Lataminah on July 26th 2019 (via Ahmad Abo Shahoud)

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
    5
  • (1 child2–3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]