At least one woman was killed and two other civilians, a woman and a child, were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on a refugee camp near the village of Batinta on October 1, 2021.
Al Mashreq Agency reported that a woman was killed and two other civilians, including a woman and a child, were wounded in the bombing of a refugee camp near the village of Batinta. Baladi News referred to the injured civilians as being wounded to varying degrees. Other sources also reported that two civilians were injured or did not include how many civilians were injured.
Syrian Civil Defense identified the woman killed as a displaced woman from Hwair al Eys named Fatimah Shlash. @humam_isa added that the woman killed was 60 years old.
A tweet from @SyriawatanNews refers to strikes on the sites of “terrorists” and mention Batinta village but do not mention any specific incidents or casualties.
Videos posted by various sources show the destruction to the tent of the woman killed and friends and family mourning their loss. @HalabTodayTV identified two tents as being destroyed in the strikes.
The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime. However, local sources such as @mzmgr941 blamed Russia and Al Jazeera reported that “activists also confirmed that Russian planes participated in the bombing”.
The strikes on Batinta village came just a day after the 6 year anniversary of the Russian intervention in Syria and two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention a refugee camp in the vicinity of the town of Batinta (باتنته). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Batinta are: 36.006994, 36.633175.