Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS114

Incident date

August 14, 2015

Location

تلبيسة, Talbisah, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.8420186, 36.711974 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies named Bassam Abd Al Kareem Al Sai’id as a civilian victim of alleged Coalition bombing on Talbissa, Homs.

A second source naming him also as Abu Khaled, says he was from Talbissa, Homs but killed in Raqqa as a result of coalition bombing.

In its monthly civilian casualty assessment for October 2019 – published on December 5th of that year – the US-led Coalition assessed this event to be ‘non credible’, noting: “August 14, 2015, in Talbisah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2821/CS114 37SBU908579”.

The Coalition also provided coordinates showing the area it had assessed, accurate to within 100 metres.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Bassam Abd Al Kareem Al Sai’id Adult male From Talbissa, Homs. One source says he was killed in Talbissa and the other notes that he was from Talbissa but killed in Raqqa killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    in Talbisah, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SBU908579
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Dec 5, 2019
  • August 14, 2015, in Talbisah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2821/CS114 37SBU908579

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

No Coalition strikes were publicly reported in Homs governorate between August 13th-15th 2015.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Suspected target
    ISIS