Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS684

Incident date

February 26, 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 57-year-old woman died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Talbiseh and at least four other civilians were injured, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported: “Two hours before the start of the ceasefire Russian planes carried out violent and intense air raids on the town of Talbissa causing the death of one woman and wounding others.

Talbisa Media Centre said Russian planes carried out “16 extensive raids…the airstrikes targeted the downtown of Talbisah far from fighting points: “One elderly woman was killed and found under the ruins of her house in addition to several injuries among children, women and infants. The search for survivors under rubble is still ongoing.” It posted a number of graphic videos showing casualties, including young children.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on 26th February 2016. (via, Talbissah)
  • Footage of the warplanes targeting the area. (via, Talbissah)
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    Footage of a child with a head injury following an alleged Russian raid on Talbisiah. (via, Talbissah)
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    Footage of a child with a head injury following an alleged Russian raid on Talbisiah. (via, Talbissah)
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    An injured newborn struggles to breath following an alleged Russian raid on Talbisiah. (via, Talbissah)
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    An injured man receives medical treatment for his wounds in a hospital. (via, Talbissah)
  • A child is checked by a doctor following an alleged Russian raid on Talbisiah. (via, Talbissah)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]