Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1147

Incident date

August 14, 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

Three named civilians including a baby girl died and several more were wounded in a strike on Talbissa, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

The Shaam News Network reported that “a baby girl died as a result of warplanes carrying out air strikes on residential neighbourhoods in Talbiaa. Her brother and her mother, Maha Damour, were also killed.”

Talbisah and @RadioAlKul attributed the event to Russia. However, according to the Smart News Network, the regime was to blame for the death of three civilians including a baby girl.

LCCSY also pointed to the regime, citing the use of a “surface to surface missile”, which caused civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Dam Al -Hana Abdul Qader Alqajo Child female named by VDC killed
  • Sayf al-Din Abdul Qadir Alqajo Child male named by VDC killed
  • Maha Damour Adult female named by VDC killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Graphic video of doctors attempting to recover Sayf al-Din Abdul Qadir Alqajo, who was killed on 13th August 2016. (via, Talbisah)
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    Abdul Qader Qajo holding his daughter Dam Al Hana who died along with her mother and brother in an alleged Russian raid on August 13th 2016. (via, SN4HR)
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    Dam Al -Hana Abdul Qader Alqajo, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Maratah. (via, VDC)
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    Sayf al-Din Abdul Qadir Alqajo, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Maratah. (via, VDC)
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    An elderly man injured in the alleged Russian raid on Maratah. (via, Talbisah)
  • The exact moment the raids hit on August 13th 2016. (via, Talbisah)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

On August 14th 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that, "Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from the territory of the Russian Federation and carried out concentrated strike with high-explosive fragmentation munitions on objects of the ISIS terrorist grouping in the regions located to the south-west, east, and north-east from Deir ez-Zor. Two command and control centers, six large storages with ammunition and armament, two tanks, four infantry fighting vehicles, seven off-roaders with large-caliber weaponry, and a lot of insurgents have been eliminated by the aviation strike." They also added that "Terrorists have suffered significant material damage. A lot of insurgents have been eliminated." According to the report the bombers took off from Hmeymim airbase.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]