Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1073

Incident date

July 30, 2016

Location

تلبيسة, Talbisah, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.840505, 36.72922 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One child died and 15 other civilians – many reportedly also children – were wounded in a civilian casualty incident in Talbisah, according to local media – though it was unclear whether the casualties were caused by Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes or Syrian regime artillery.

Al Jazeera and Gulfeyes blamed Russia. According to Syria News Desk, “Russian warplanes used cluster bombs last night on neighbourhoods in the city of Talbiseh. This led to the death of a child killed and injury of 15 other people”.

But some other sources pointed towards the Syrian regime. Qasioun, Alsory-Alhor and Syriafree339 reported that the regime was carrying out heavy artillery strikes.

Syriamubashar put the death toll at two, while multiple sources said that many children were wounded in the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Smoke clouds rise above Talbisah after suspected Russian warplanes struck (Youtube via SRG)
  • The scene in Talbisah following suspected Russian strikes (Youtube via Baladi)
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    An injured civilian treated by medics after suspected Russian strikes on Talbisah (Youtube via talbisa h)
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    A young boy recieves stiches from a medic in Talibasah after sustaining injuries in suspected Russian warplane shelling (Youtube via talbisa h)

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 not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 2016.

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 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]