The Violations Documentation Centre named Omar Al Sheikh Hammoud from Talbiseh as a civilian victim of a Russian airstrike on Al Ghantu. He had been severely injured in a strike the day before. Video filmed on October 18th shows rebels attempting to shoot down a suspected Russian aircraft over the town. A major Syrian Army ground offensive was also reported in the area.
At Mr Hammoud’s funeral that day, four more civilians were reported killed in a fresh Russian airstrike. As Associated press reported: “The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and activist news platform Syrian Revolution Talbiseh said warplanes believed to be Russian targeted mourners at a funeral in Homs province’s al-Ghanto village, killing four civilians. Homs-based activist Bebars al-Telawy said the civilians were burying a man who died from wounds sustained a day earlier when the planes struck.”
One of the new fatalities was named by VDC as Abdulqader Salem al-Hajwani.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Omar Al Sheikh Hammoud Adult male killed
- Abdulqader Salem al-Hajwani Adult male named by VDC killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Russians made no public reference to any airstrikes in Homs governorate for October 18th-19th 2015.