Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3986

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

لطمين, Latmeen, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in airstrikes on Latmeen, Hama, on August 1st.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “Ahmad Mohammad Abo Zaid, from Helfya city in the northwestern suburbs of Hama governorate, was killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired a missile on Latmeen village in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate, on August 1, 2019.”

Halfaya Facebook page said that Ahmad was killed while rescuing others civilians who were wounded as a result of Russian airstrikes on Latmeen.

SMART News also cited a civilian killed in the attack.

Meanwhile, Shaam News reported that “in the villages of Hama, the raids continued violently by Russian warplanes and Assad’s airforce on several cities and towns, killing and wounding in Al-Latamina and Latmeen.”

One source attributed the airstrike to Russia, and another source attributed blame to Syria. Shaam News named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident.

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)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A picture of Ahmed Muhammad Abu Zaid who was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Latmeen on August 1st, 2019. (via Halfaya FB page)
  • An image of Ahmed Muhammad Abu Zaid who was reported the only victim of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Latmeen on August 1st, 2019. (via SHRC)

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)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]