Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4001

Incident date

December 16, 2019

Location

بنش,, Binnish town, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that two children (siblings) died and four or five other civilians including a child and a woman died in as many as six alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town.

According to Idlib Plus, “Two children were killed and five other civilians were wounded, including a child and a woman, this morning, Monday [Dec 16th], as a result of Russian warplanes targeting a grain sieve and a camp for displaced people with six airstrikes”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “The sibling children Hajar and Mohammad Ahmad al Qazaq, displaced from al Ghadafa village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles near a tent where they stay with their family in south of Binnesh city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 16, 2019″

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohammad Ahmad al Qazaq Child male displaced from al Ghadafa village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate killed
  • Hajar al Qazaq Child female displaced from al Ghadafa village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate killed

Summary

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

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Binnish, Dec 16th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Binnish, Dec 16th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Binnish, Dec 16th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Binnish, Dec 16th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • More pictures from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, Dec 16th 2019.
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)
  • Scenes from the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish town, Dec 16th 2019 (via SNN)

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
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]