Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3985

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al-Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and others injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes or artillery strikes on Al-Latamina, Hama, on August 1st, 2019. Some local sources said that barrel bombs were used in the attack.

@civil_hama tweeted “the targeting of the civil defense team in the city of Al-Latamina with an airstrike by the Russian warplanes, that completely destroyed the work vehicle, in addition to the ambulance and firefighting tools and all the team’s other equipment, without causing any casualties among the volunteers.”

The Syrian Human Rights Committee said that a civilian was killed as a result of Russian airstrikes on Al-Latamina. “Abdul Qader Saeed al Hourani was killed as fixed-wing warplanes – which we believe were Russian- fired missiles on Al-Latamina town in the northwestern suburbs of Hama governorate, on August 1st, 2019.”

The Syrian Human Rights Committee stated that “in the province of Hama, two people were killed, one of them in the bombing of the city of Latamina.”

Other sources reported “killed and wounded” in reporting a number of strikes in a number of locations, including Latamina.

Russia and the Syrian regime were named as the active belligerents in the airstrikes by various sources in reporting on the incident.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: "The targeting of the civil defense team in the city of Al-Lataminah with an air strike by the Russian warplanes that completely destroyed the work vehicle, in addition to the ambulance and firefighting tools and all the team's other equipment, without causing any casualties among the volunteers."
  • A damaged Syrian Civil Defence vehicle in Al-Latamina in Hama after it was targeted by an airstrike or artillery attack on August 1st, 2019. (via @civil_hama)
  • Helmet found in the location of an airstrike or artillery attack that targeted a Syrian Civil Defence vehicle in Al-Latamina in Hama on August 1st, 2019. (via @civil_hama)
  • Remnants of weaponry used in targeting a Syrian Civil Defence vehicle in Al-Latamina in Hama on August 1st, 2019. (via @civil_hama)
  • A damaged Syrian Civil Defence vehicle in Al-Latamina in Hama after it was targeted by an airstrike or artillery attack on August 1st, 2019. (via @civil_hama)
  • Caption translation: "The targeting of the civil defense team in the city of Al-Latamneh with an airstrike by the Russian warplanes that completely destroyed the work vehicle, in addition to the ambulance and firefighting tools and all the team's other equipment. The actor is the Russian aircraft."

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
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]