Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3998

Incident date

August 8, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Latamina, Hama governorate, on August 8th, 2019, according to local sources. An unknown number of others was injured.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Mounqeth Shaker Al Ahmad was killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on the agricultural lands in al Latamina town in the northwestern suburbs of Hama governorate, on August 8th 2019.” Other sources also identified the victim as 40-year-old Mounqeth Shaker Al Ahmad.

A correspondent for SY-24 reported that “one of the airstrikes carried out by a Russian warplane on residential neighbourhoods in the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside, caused the death of a civilian and injured several people.”

@WatanFmsy tweeted: “A civilian from the city of Al Latamina in the northern Hama countryside was martyred after Al Assad warplanes launched missile strikes targeting the outskirts of the city.”

Sources attributed the attack to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Airstrikes launched by warplanes on the city of Al Latamina in Hama countryside 8-8-2019” (via Mahmoud Al Hamwi).
  • Image Caption Translation: "40-year-old young man, Mounqeth Shaker al-Ahmad, was killed in the city of Latamina in the northern countryside of Hama by a raid by Russian warplanes and Assad's warplanes on the city." (via Justice Organisation)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (13) [ collapse]