Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS658

Incident date

February 24, 2016

Location

اللطامنة, Ltamenah, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3219885, 36.6234398 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed in an airstrike on Ltamenah according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime was responsible.

A citizen journalist, Mohammad Hamaoui, posted a video showing a missile reportedly dropped by a Russian warplane. And according to Zaman Masdar, “Russian warplanes launched an attack on Latamna with explosive missiles which destroyed seven houses, but there were no reports about casualties because civilians were in an underground shelter.”

All4Syria reported that Russia had carried out “tens of raids”.

The Violations Documentation Centre named one victim as killed in a Russian strike. Syrian Human Rights Center also named Musa Abdullah Shaheen and said that he was killed in a Russian strike.

Some other sources, however, did not say who was responsible for his death, referring only to “warplanes”. A tweet by LCCSY blamed the regime, reporting that it had conducted “several raids” on Ltamenah that day.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • 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

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Mosa al Shaheen, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid, (via VDC)
  • The exact moment the raid hit. (via Mohammad Hamaoui)
  • The exact moment the raid hit. (via Mohammad Hamaoui)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • 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

Sources (10) [ collapse]