Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS640

Incident date

February 19, 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 to four civilians including two children were killed in airstrikes on Talbiseh, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

Shaam News Network said that three civilians died and several were injured – “most of them  children” – in Russian raids, while a video by Qasyun showed “a cemetery being destroyed as a result of Russia raids“. Orient News also reported “several” Russian strikes on the town.

However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the victims died in an attack by regime warplanes. Syrian Mirror also blamed the regime, reporting that artillery “bombed Talbeesa with mortars and short-range missiles“.

Wartime News also put the death toll at three but added that dozens more were wounded – and blamed Russia. According to Akull radio, four civilians died and 20 were injured in strikes – though it didn’t say who was responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children0–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a strike on Talbissa, Feb 19th 2016. (via Akull radio)
  • A video showing a cemetery being destroyed as the result of an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Qasyun News Agency)
  • The aftermath of the raid. (via Syrian Mirror)
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    A deceased civilian in the aftermath of the contested Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, Talbisa)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Akull Radio)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Akull Radio)

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 published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

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
    3 – 4
  • (2 children0–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]