Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS737

Incident date

March 18, 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 civilian died in Talbisah while trying to defuse a Russian cluster bomb, according to multiple sources. Other reports said that both Russian strikes and regime artillery shelling killed a number of other civilians, though didn’t specify numbers.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Houssien Abdul Kareem Al Deheik, a 38-year-old trainer in the cluster munitions and landmines dismantling team in Homs, died “on 18 March 2016 due to a cluster munitions explosion that occurred due to alleged Russian shelling with cluster munitions on Talbisa city in Homs“. He was married with four children.

Other sources reported that there were also regime actions in Talbisha on this day. According to Baladi, one civilian died and three children were wounded by “regime artillery”. However, it also reported the death of Houssein Abdul Kareen Al Deheik as he was trying to defuse a Russian cluster bomb.

According to Chamtime, “Russian warplane shelling and regime artillery shelling in Talbiseh, Homs left a number of dead and wounded – the majority are children.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Houssien Abdul Kareem Al Deheik 38 years old male

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Victim Houssien Abdul Kareem Al Deheik, a trainer in the cluster munitions and landmines dismantling team in Homs (via SN4HR)

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 for March 1st to March 30th.

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]