Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4396

Incident date

October 1, 2021

Location

مخيم في قرية باتنته, a refugee camp in Batinta village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

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.

  • Fatimah Shlash Age unknown female displaced woman from Hwair al Eys village killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • A woman was killed and several civilians were injured as Assad’s gangs and Iranian militias bombed the tents of the displaced in the village of Batnata, north of Idlib, with rocket launchers.
  • The moment of farewell to the martyr and the effects of the destruction left by the missile bombing of the regime forces and its allies on a camp for the displaced near the village of Batna, west of the city of Maarat Misrin, north of Idlib
  • Rocket launcher shelling on the village of Batna on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Rocket launcher shelling on the village of Batna on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @syriapostnew1)
  • Fruits of the Sochi Summit Children bid farewell to their mother who was killed today by the missiles of the Russian occupation militias in a camp near the village of Batna, west of Idlib How much pain did he carry this morning and how many did we carry before and how long will we bear it??
  • Two tents were destroyed along with civilian casualties in strikes on Batinta on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @HalabTodayTV)
  • Two tents were destroyed along with civilian casualties in strikes on Batinta on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @humam_isa)
  • Rocket launcher shelling on the village of Batna on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @humam_isa)
  • The moment a camp containing women and children was targeted near the village of Batna, west of Idlib, with missiles of the Russian occupation 📌 Russia kills children and women, targets camps, and the world fails us with its silence, instead of crying over Muslims in India.
  • Destruction to the possessions of the families in the camp near the village of Batna bombed on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)
  • Two tents were destroyed along with civilian casualties in strikes on Batinta on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)
  • Two tents were destroyed along with civilian casualties in strikes on Batinta on October 1, 2021. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)

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 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]