Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3831

Incident date

August 20, 2019

Location

بنين, Binin, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Binin, Idlib, on August 20th.

@ShahbaPress tweeted that “two civilians [were] martyred and wounded due to an airstrike by Russian occupation aircraft on the village of Binin south of Idlib.”

Syria Civil Defense stated that “a child and a man were killed and four others were injured, including two women from the same family, as a result of a Russian airstrike on Tuesday, targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin”.

Similarly, @ShahbaPress reported that “a child and a young man were killed and two women and two men were injured in a new toll due to airstrikes on the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib at dawn on Tuesday.”

Halab Today cited the death of two children.

Macro Media Center named the girl killed as Jana Abdul Latif Harami, and Justice Organisation named her brother, “a young man”, killed as Hussein Abdellatif Harami.

All other sources referred to “wounded civilians”, which, according to Edlib Media Center, included children. As understanding of events unfolded, cited figures for injury rose from one, to four to five from the same family.

All sources attributed the attack to Russian forces.

The incident occured around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib.' (via @IdlibPlus)
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    Image caption translation: "A child and a man were killed and four others were injured, including two women from the same family, as a result of a Russian airstrike on Tuesday, targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin, northwest of Maarat al-Nouman, our teams were there with civilians, where the martyrs were recovered after more than 10 hours of work." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A child and a man were killed and four others were injured, including two women from the same family, as a result of a Russian airstrike on Tuesday, targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin, northwest of Maarat al-Nouman, our teams were there with civilians, where the martyrs were recovered after more than 10 hours of work." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A child and a man were killed and four others were injured, including two women from the same family, as a result of a Russian airstrike on Tuesday, targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin, northwest of Maarat al-Nouman, our teams were there with civilians, where the martyrs were recovered after more than 10 hours of work." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A child and a man were killed and four others were injured, including two women from the same family, as a result of a Russian airstrike on Tuesday, targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin, northwest of Maarat al-Nouman, our teams were there with civilians, where the martyrs were recovered after more than 10 hours of work." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A child and a man were killed and four others were injured, including two women from the same family, as a result of a Russian airstrike on Tuesday, targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin, northwest of Maarat al-Nouman, our teams were there with civilians, where the martyrs were recovered after more than 10 hours of work." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A child and a young man were killed and two women and two men were injured in a new toll due to airstrikes on the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib at dawn on Tuesday." (via @ShahbaPress)
  • Video caption translation: "Syrian Civil Defense managed to extract four civilians who were trapped under the rubble as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the town of Binin in the southern countryside of Idlib."

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]