Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS664

Incident date

February 24, 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

One child was killed and up to 15 other civilians injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on a school in Talbiseh according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were to blame.

Activists told Shaam News Network that “Russian warplanes targeted the morning the city of Talbissa in the northern Homs countryside with five air strikes targeting several areas in the city and left one martyr, the child Ahmed al-Khatib on his way to his school and there are more than fifteen civilians wounded including a entire family who was removed from under the rubble.”

Al Jazeera reported that Russian warplanes targeted a school in the city, causing considerable destruction and putting it out of service.

Syria Direct said that “the Russian bombardment of Talbissa coincided with the exit of children from the school, noting that Russian warplanes carried out five raids on the city.

However, Smart and LCCSY and others reported that the regime was responsible, while another report by the Shaam News Network said there had been deaths and injuries in “regime warplane shelling”. Derynews reported the death of one child and injury of ten other civilians – also blaming the regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed al-Khatib Child male reported via SNN killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The exact moments the airstrike hit Talbisah. (via, Motasem Homs)
  • Wounded civilians are carried into the ambulance, just moments after the alleged raid. (via, Shaam)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]