Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4115

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

بينين, Benin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and another one injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Benin, Idlib.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria posted: “Summary of the shelling that targeted Idlib governorate on Sunday 26/1/2020:

18:18 A regime’s warplane raid targeting the village of Benin. Resulting in the death of a young man and the injury of another.”

The Syrian Civil Defense said: “‘Yassin Al-Khader’, a civil defense volunteer, was wounded during a visit to the regime forces’ shelling in the town of Benin, south of Idlib, yesterday evening.”

According to Shaam News, both Russia and the Syrian regime bombed Benin on that day.

The incident occured at 6:18 pm local time.

  • Rami Saeed Warda Adult male killed
  • Yassin Al-Khader Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Yassin Al-Khader, reportedly injured in an airstrike on Benin on January 26th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]