Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Confirmed
Fair
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R4285

Incident date

October 21, 2020

Location

الرامي, Al Rami, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and up to six others, including children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Rami, Idlib governorate, on October 21st, 2020, according to local sources.

Euphrates Post wrote that “a child was killed and six others were wounded, as a result of the airstrikes by Russian warplanes that targeted the village of Al Rami in the countryside of Jabal Al Zawiya, south of Idlib, this morning.” Other sources did not report any civilian deaths.

@IdlibPlus reported that “several civilians were wounded as a result of airstrikes by Russian warplanes in the vicinity of the town of Al Rami, south of Idlib.”

Macro Media Center also reported injured civilians as the result of Russian airstrikes. Shaam News Network did not report any civilian harm but did mention Russian airstrikes on Al Rami on October 21st.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the injury of six civilians, including two children. The Syrian Civil Defence reported five injured victims, including three children and a woman.

Step New Agency correspondent Hassan Al-Muhammad stated that residential homes were targeted with vacuum missiles by Russian warplanes, seriously injuring four civilians, including children. The victims were transferred to hospitals in Idlib city. The correspondent also reported damage to civilian property.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that several civilian homes were destroyed.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

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    Translation: “Several civilians were wounded as a result of air strikes by Russian warplanes in the vicinity of the town of Al-Rami, south of Idlib” (via @IdlibPlus).
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    A child injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Rami, Idlib governorate, on October 21st, 2020 (via Macro Media Center).
  • Translation: "The moment of implementation of the Russian warplanes on the village of Rami in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Rami, October 21st, 2020 (via SNHR).
  • Translation: “Five civilians, including three children and a woman, were wounded by Russian air strikes today, Wednesday, October 21, in Al Rami village in the southern countryside of Idlib. Any new military escalation of the regime and its Russian ally will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe in northern Syria and an unprecedented wave of displacement at a time when the Coronavirus is spreading in the camps for the displaced and has become a threat to them” (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping the wounded after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Rami, Idlib governorate, on October 21st, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Rami, Idlib governorate, on October 21st, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Rami, Idlib governorate, on October 21st, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4278

Incident date

August 30, 2020

Location

الشيخ بحر, Sheikh Bahar, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of displaced civilians was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on a camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP) near the village of Sheikh Bahar, Idlib governorate, on August 30th, 2020, as reported by local sources.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “Russian jets carried out airstrikes using air-to-air missiles, which exploded in north-western Idlib countryside. Shrapnel of missiles fell on a camp in Armanaz area, leaving injuries among the displaced people.”

Step News Agency wrote that “civilians were wounded as a result of the Russian raids that targeted the vicinity of a camp for the displaced near the village of Sheikh Bahar Shamal.” Baladi News reported the same news.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4277

Incident date

August 14, 2020

Location

البادية السورية, Syrian Badia, Homs, Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported killed and injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the Syrian desert, or Al Badia Al Souria, on August 14th, 2020.

@so_ria98 reported intense airstrikes by Russian warplanes in several areas of the desert and stated there were reports of civilian casualties, as well as the targeting of a car believed to be a civilian vehicle.

Joftlk Al Hadath also reported killed and wounded civilian victims.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4274

Incident date

July 15, 2020

Location

الباب, Al Bab, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and at least 10 civilians, including children and a woman, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab, Idlib governorate, on July 15th, 2019, according to local sources.

Local activists told Smart News Agency that “Russian warplanes targeted residential neighbourhoods in the city of Al Bab with three airstrikes, killing one child and wounding eight other civilians.”

The Facebook page Al Bab Coordination initially reported 11 injured civilians, among which two women, five children and four men. The page later shared a list provided by Al Bab Hospital with the names of the injured: one man, one woman and eight children.

Step News Ageny reported one killed child and six wounded. The Syrian Civil Defence reported nine wounded civilians, including a child in critical condition. SCD teams searched the rubble for victims.

According to Al Bab Coordination, the Iman mosque and the Al Jahjah roundabout in the city centre were targeted. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the use of high explosive rockets.

The city, which is under control of pro-Turkish opposition forces, was reportedly targeted in the evening. Muhammed Orabi, a correspondent for Step News Agency, reported that “the Russian airstrikes targeted the city with two raids, which targeted random civilian targets. The first raid targeted a civilian building inhabited by people displaced from the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib in the Beit Najjar neighbourhood near the Book Circle, and resulted in huge damage.”

The SOHR added that “it is worth noting that this is the second time Al Bab city was hit by Russian airstrikes since early February this year.”

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–11
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (23) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "#Al Bab | The preliminary statistic indicates that there were no martyrs and the initial number of wounded indicates 11 people were injured, and rescue work is still underway to remove more from the rubble and the injuries that have reached the hospital until the moment are: two women, five children, and four men" (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Victims in Al Bab hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • A child receiving medical care in Al Bab hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Injured children in the hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • An injured child receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
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    A list of the injured after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on A Bab on July 14th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
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    A man carrying an injured child into the hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Translatoin: "#Al-Bab: Remnants of the missile that targeted the area, next to the Mosque of Al Iman, just before" (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Photo of remnants of an alleged Russian missile that targeted the area surrounding Al Iman mosque in Al Bab, July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer inspecting remnants of an alleged Russian missile that targeted the area surrounding Al Iman mosque in Al Bab, July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Translation: "9 civilians were wounded, in a preliminary toll, including a child in critical condition, after air strikes by unidentified aircraft, targeting a few residential quarters in the city of Al-Bab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, civil defense teams continue to search and rescue operations and remove those stranded from the rubble" (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers inspecting the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers inspecting the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
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    Translation: "Aleppo, Al Bab Russian warplanes targeted the eastern city of Al-Bab, north of Aleppo, with two strikes, one of which targeted the "Al-Iman Mosque" in the city center, and the strikes left many wounded. And the dead, and the siren sounded in the # Turkish bases" (via Eye on Al Hassaka).
  • Site of the strike after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Eye on Al Hassaka).
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    Wounded man receiving medical help after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Eye on Al Hassaka).
  • Translation: "The effects of the destruction caused by a flight believed to be related to the Russian occupation in the city of Al-Bab, east of Aleppo, after air strikes yesterday evening, which resulted in several civilian casualties, including children, and material damage to residential buildings" (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Damaged civilian homes after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Civilians standing in rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Children injured in alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Bab City in Aleppo on July 16th, 2020 (via SNHR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–11
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4265

Incident date

June 9, 2020

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that alleged Russian airstrikes on Kansafra in Idlib, Syria on June 9th, 2020 led to the killing of one civilian and the injury of four others.

Halab Today reported “One person was killed and at least four were injured, at dawn today, after Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kansafra in Jabal Zawiya.”

@EuphratsPost reported that “One civilian was killed and others wounded by a Russian airstrike on the towns of Baylon and Kansafra, in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Baladi News reported that “Russian warplanes carried out several air strikes on the towns of Kansafra, Kafaraweed, and Al-Barah, between 4am and 7am”.

According to @so_ria98, Russian warplanes launched three missile air strikes targeting the village.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4264

Incident date

June 9, 2020

Location

بليون, Balyon, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and others injured including women and children in alleged Russian airstrikes on Balyon in Idlib, Syria on June 9th, 2020. The wife of the victim was injured in the strikes and died of her injuries on June 12th, 2020.

Syrian Civil Defense reported that a civilian was killed and eight others, including five children and a woman were injured in Russian airstrikes that targeted Baylon with three raids when civilians were getting ready to flee.

Baladi News said that “a civilian was killed and others were injured, at dawn today, after airstrikes carried out by Russian warplanes on the villages of Jabal al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib. Baladi News correspondent said that the young man, Abdullah Ahmad Al-Dani, from the town of Kansafra, was killed as a result of an air strike by Russian warplanes on the village of Baylon in the southern Idlib countryside.”

SMART Agency reported that “a civilian was killed and others wounded on Tuesday, when Russian warplanes bombed the village of Baylon in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, northern Syria.” SMART continues that “The director of the Civil Defense Center in Billion, Tariq Alloush, said with a statement to SMART that a civilian was killed and eight others were wounded, including children and women, as a result of an aerial bombardment on civilian homes in the western neighborhood of the village, where civil defense teams worked to assist the wounded in the Idlib city hospitals.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “The intensive airstrikes killed a civilian in Balyon, while others sustained various injuries.”

On June 12th, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Amenah Dani from Kansafra village died of her injuries on June 12th, 2020. The woman was injured in the alleged Russian strikes on June 9th, in which her husband was instantly killed.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights “notes that this attack which was carried out by Russian forces constitutes a breach of the ceasefire agreement reached after consultations between the Turkish and Russian presidents that came into force on March 6th, 2020.”

Though all the sources blamed Russian forces, @SyriaCivilDefense said the civilian casualties are a result of Russian airstrikes and artillery and missile shelling of the regime forces on different areas in Idlib and Hama. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria in their report of September 15th, 2020 blamed the pro-regime forces of undertaking the attack.

The incident occured around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Abdullah Ahmad Al Dani Adult male husband of Amenah Al Dani killed
  • Amenah Al Dani Adult female wife of Abdullah Al Dani, from Kansafra village, died of injuries on June 12th, 2020 killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians injured in alleged Russian air strikes on civilian homes in the town of Baylon, Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with three air strikes on June 9th, 2020 (SCD).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians injured in alleged Russian air strikes or Syrian regime artillery attacks on civilian homes in the town of Baylon, Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with three air strikes on June 9th, 2020 (@SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians injured in alleged Russian air strikes or Syrian regime artillery attacks on civilian homes in the town of Baylon, Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with three air strikes on June 9th, 2020 (@SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians injured in alleged Russian air strikes or Syrian regime artillery attacks on civilian homes in the town of Baylon, Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with three air strikes on June 9th, 2020 (@SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Destruction to civilians homes as a result of alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Baylon in Idlib, on June 9th, 2020 (via @ShaamNetwork.Arabic).
  • Destruction to civilians homes as a result of alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Baylon in Idlib, on June 9th, 2020 (via @ShaamNetwork.Arabic).
  • Destruction to civilians homes as a result of alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Baylon in Idlib, on June 9th, 2020 (via @ShaamNetwork.Arabic).
  • Destruction to civilians homes as a result of alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Baylon in Idlib, on June 9th, 2020 (via @ShaamNetwork.Arabic).
  • Destruction to civilians homes as a result of alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Baylon in Idlib, on June 9th, 2020 (via @ShaamNetwork.Arabic).
  • SCD volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Baylon on June 9th, 2020 (via SNHR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4263

Incident date

June 8, 2020

Location

الموزرة , Al-Muzarra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians including a child were reported killed and four others including a woman injured in alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al Zawiya,Idlib, Syria on June 8th, 2020. One of the victims was identified as Hussein Ali Al-Abdo (or Al Abboud), aged 32 and Mustafa Abdul Ra’ouf al Hamshou, a child.

@IdlibPlus said “Two civilians were killed and three others including a woman were wounded this afternoon, as a result of Russian warplanes targeting with three air strikes civilian homes in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya.”

Edlib Media Center reported ” Russian fighters launched several air strikes with explosive missiles this afternoon on the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, killing two civilians and wounding three others, according to the statistics of the civil defense teams.”

SMART Agency reported that “two civilians were killed and three others wounded on Monday, as a result of aerial bombardments by Russian warplanes on the towns and villages of Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, northern Syria. A private medical source told SMART that Russian warplanes bombed the village of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, which led to the death of Hussein Ali Al-Abdo (32 years), from Deir Sunbul, north of Hama, and another child from Hamsho family. The source added, that three other brothers were slightly injured, after which they were transferred to Idlib Hospitals for treatment.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “Mustafa Abdul Raouf al Hamshou and Hussein Ali al Abboud were killed when fixed-wing warplanes which we believe were Russian fired missiles that landed in the vicinity of al Mozara village in Jabal al Zaweya in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate on June 8th, 2020.”

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • "Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded, including a woman, this afternoon, as a result of Russian warplanes targeting three air strikes, targeting civilian homes in the town of Al-Mozarah in Jabal Al-Zawiya."
  • "The death of two civilians and the injury of three others, including a woman, this afternoon Monday, June 8th, as a result of the bombing by Russian warplanes with three air strikes, the homes of civilians in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, while a civilian was wounded by a missile strike targeting the town of Kastoun, west of Hama.
  • Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged three Russian air strikes on the homes of civilians in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, June 8th, 2020. (via SCD)
  • Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged three Russian air strikes on the homes of civilians in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, June 8th, 2020. (via @IdlibPlus).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4257

Incident date

March 2, 2020

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and up to three civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on March 2nd, 2020, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported “a civilian martyr and major material damages due to Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish in Idlib countryside”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as Rami Haj Hamdan. The SNHR added that the missiles landed near the hospital of Islamic Medical Complex, partially damaging its building and equipment.

Edlib Media Center reported one killed civilian and two injured civilians as the result of Russian missile airstrikes. Step News Agency reported three injured civilians.

The White Helmets reported that they were “targeted” by a Russian airstrike while inspecting locations of the raid on Binnish, resulting in damage to their vehicle.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Major damage was reported after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on March 2nd, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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]