Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1126

Incident date

August 12, 2016

Location

تير معلة, Teir Ma'ala, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.802214, 36.709353 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and between seven and 15 others were wounded from airstrikes on the village of Teir Ma’ala, specifically a makeshift hospital in the village. The majority of sources attributed the attacks to Russian warplanes, but @Talbisah2011 blamed regime jets.

A local media activist named Kenan Abu Osama described the incident: “I was at home when the observatory in the area announced that Russian warplanes are leaving Hmemeim airbase. At around 1:30 AM the observatory informed everyone that the warplanes had arrived in the northern suburbs of Homs governorate, then we heard the explosion. The warplane fired a missile at a residential area near Abu Bakr Al Sideaq mosque and the makeshift hospital in the village. I went to where the missile was dropped and counted four houses that were destroyed completely. Also, the bathrooms and ablution place of the mosque were destroyed in addition to some of the furniture. Also, the operation room at the makeshift hospital was rendered out of commission after all the equipment were destroyed. I learned that the blind elder from Kousa family died in the attack.”

Madasyria put the death toll at two – while many other sources were unspecific.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hasan Mohammad Al Kousa. 60 years old male blind killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Hasan Mohammad Al Kousa, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on Tier Ma'ala. (via, SN4HR)

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 August 12th – 13th 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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]