Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1272

Incident date

September 16, 2016

Location

تلبيسة, Talbisah, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.8420186, 36.711974 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Five named civilians including one child and a woman died and up to eight more were wounded in alleged Russian or Assad regime air and artillery strikes on Talbissa, Homs, according to sources on the ground.

Syria News Desk reported that “three young men were killed and five others wounded today after cluster bombs dropped by Russian warplanes exploded yesterday [Sept 16th] on Talbissa’s neighbourhoods. This led to fires, and fire fighting teams rushed to the scene.”

However, the Smart News Agency blamed regime artillery for the death of four civilians and wounding of eight more.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also pointed to the regime, reporting that a child and a woman died in an artillery bombardment.

Jisrtv reported that five people died as a result of “artillery fire and air strikes with phosphorus bombs”.

Step News Agency named five victims, listed below.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohammed Mahmoud Al Dakkah Age unknown male killed
  • Aiman Mahmoud Al Dakkah Age unknown male killed
  • Alaa Abdel-Moaain Kasab 10 years old male killed
  • Kholoud Asim al-‘Allus Age unknown female killed
  • Alaa Bajaqh Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–8
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Possibly one of the victims of the alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes targeting Talbissah, Homs. There is however no source behind this image.
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    One of the victims of the alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes targeting al-Tabissah, Homs (via Zamanalwasl)
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on al-Tabissah, Homs (via JsirTV twitter)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–8
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]