Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS049

Incident date

October 16, 2015

Location

تيرمعلة, Teir Ma'ala, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.802364, 36.709287 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

For the second day in a row Russian aircraft reportedly targeted Teir Ma’ala, this time killing nine or more civilians according to reports. “Russian warplanes launched two raids on the town of Teir Ma’alah missiles, one of which targeted the area around the town mosque, which killed nine and about four wounded, mostly women and children,” reported Smart News.

Footage reportedly showing the attacks also features announcements from the local mosque to take shelter during the raid.

The Violations Documentation Center later named eleven civilians, ten of them adult and one female child.

Local Pro-government site Al Ahed reported only that nine ‘militants’ were killed in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (1 child10 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Ahmad Adnan al-Ahdab named as a civilian victim of the strike on Teir Ma'ala, 16th October 2015. (via VDC)
  • Udai Ayman Qantary named as a civilian victim of the strike on Teir Ma'ala, 16th October 2015. (via VDC)
  • Footage purporting to show the 'Russian strike' on Teir Ma'ala, 16th October 2015. (via Syrian Revolutionaries Gathering)
  • Al Jisr Tv footage showing what it says is 'the Russian raids on the village of Teir Ma'ala', 16th October 2015. (via Al Jisir TV)

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 once again made no reference to any airstrikes in Homs governorate for October 16th-17th 2015.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (1 child10 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]