Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4243

Incident date

February 25, 2020

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians from the same family were reported killed, and 12 others injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrikes and/or artillery shelling on Binnish in Idlib, Syria on February 25th, 2020. Edlib Media Center said the regime attacked Binnish with rockets.

According to @abuhuzaifa_, the victims are Abdullah Abdul-Qadir Qutini aged 13, Abdel-Qader Anas Qutini aged 2, Samira Abdullah Makhzoum aged 50 and Safia Abdel-Moneim Makhzam aged 24. According to the same source, those are the child, brother, mother and wife of Anas Al Qutni, who lost his family in one day.

Shaam News said that four civilians died in Binnish after “Russian and Asadian air forces launched dozens of airstrikes amid artillery and missile shelling that targeted the  Idlib on February 25th, 2020.”

@ShahbaPress said that “four were killed, including a child and two women, and 12 civilians wounded, including six children and three women, as a result of intense raids by Assad warplanes on the city of Binnish in the eastern Idlib countryside.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Aftermath of aristrikes in Binnish in Idlib, on February 25th, 2020. (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish on Feb 25th, 2020, and SCD volunteers seen responding to the incident. (via MMC)
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, February 25th, 2020 (via EMC).
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    Two children killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, Syria on February 25th, 2020. (via @abuhuzaifa)
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    Two children killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib, Syria on February 25th, 2020. (via SNHR)
  • Anas Qattini lost his children, his wife, his mother and his brother by alleged Russian bombing of the city of Binnish on February 25th, 2020. (via @abuhuzaifa)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]