Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1840

Incident date

January 16, 2017

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

Seven named civilians were killed and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian or Assad regime air and/or artillery strikes on Talbisah, according to sources on the ground.

Sources were conflicted as to which party caused the civilian harm. There was also some confused reporting. For example, LCCSY initially blamed Russia but then pointed to the regime. The Shaam News Network blamed both Russia and Assad – while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights didn’t identify the culprit.

One of those killed was a paramedic and ambulance driver, named as Abdul Majid Wakih. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, he “died when Syrian regime artillery shells fired on Talbisa city while  he was aiding injured of previous shelling”. But RFS media office said that “he was shot dead in the city”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–24
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

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    The body of Khaled al-Kaysini.
  • An artillery shell falls on Talbisah, Jan 16th 2017.
  • 'The moment of the raid - and the martyr Abdul Majid Wakiyeh'
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    'The Martyr Ayman Al - Mirjawi'
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    'Dozens of injuries and five martyrs as a result of air raids and artillery shelling on the city in the countryside # Homs North'
  • 'Martyr Abdul Majid Wakih'

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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
    7
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–24
  • 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]