Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1368

Incident date

September 29, 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

One child, Abdulmalik al-Ahdab, was reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes on Teir Ma’ala near Homs.

Syria News Desk wrote that “A 15-year-old boy was killed and other civilians were wounded in the late hours of the night yesterday [Sept 29th] by the Russian warplanes targeting the village of Teir Ma’ala.”

Most sources agreed that the strikes were conducted by Russia. The Syrian Network for Human Rights, however, said they were Syrian regime strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdulmalik al-Ahdab 15 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the destruction caused by the contested airstrikes on Teir Ma’ala, Homs, 29th September 2016. (via @SyrianNews2)
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    15-year old Abdulmalik al-Ahdab was reportedly killed as a result of Russian or regime airstrikes in Teir Ma’ala in northern Homs countryside, 29th September 2016. (via SN4HR)
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    An attempt to revive Abdul Malik al-Ahdab's body from the rubble, following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Teir Ma’ala, Homs, 29th September 2016. (via SyriaRev)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]