Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4422

Incident date

December 2, 2021

Location

بنش,, Bennish, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.956227, 36.712570 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A child, Nour Al Atrash, ten years old, was killed whilst having breakfast with her family on December 2nd 2021 when Russian or Syrian regime artillery hit their house in Binnish, East Idlib.  Five other members of her family were injured, including three of her cousins or brothers, all boys, including Jamal Al Atrash, five years old, Muhammad Al Atrash, Tariq Al Atrash, their father, and another woman.

Nour Al Atrash was inititally reported injured but later died from her injuries.

In total, the reported numbers of those injured from this strike was seven.

It was reported by multiple sources that the building was hit with Krasnopol laser shells.

Baladi News also reported that the city of Sarmin in the southeastern countryside of Idlib was subjected to a “similar bombardmet, which caused widespread destruction of private and public properties, without caausing any human damage among civilians.”

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Nour Al Atrash 10 years old female sibling or cousin to the children below killed
  • Jamal Al Atrash 5 years old male brothers injured
  • Muhammad Al Atrash Child male injured
  • Tariq Al Atrash Child male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (40) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Nour Al Atrash, killed by allegedly Russian or Syrian regime artillery while she ate breakfast with her family on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Syria (Twitter / @NidalAbdulmonem)
  • Jamal Al Atrash, injured by allegedly Russian or Syrian regime artillery while she ate breakfast with her family on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Syria (Twitter / @NidalAbdulmonem)
  • Breakfast in the house of the Al Atrash family who were injured when a Russian or Syrian regime artillery shell hit their house (Twitter / @NidalAbdulmonem)
  • Breakfast in the house of the Al Atrash family who were injured when a Russian or Syrian regime artillery shell hit their house (Twitter / @NidalAbdulmonem)
  • Jamal Al Atrash was injured by a Russian or Syrian regime artillery shell on December 2nd 2021 (Image via Al Jazeera)
  • Jamal Al Atrash was injured by a Russian or Syrian regime artillery shell on December 2nd 2021 (Image via Al Jazeera)
  • Image via @Tb7FgaFJwxqQlKu of the Al Atrash kitchen after the family were injured in an airstrike on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Idlib (Twitter)
  • The aftermath and destruction of an artillery shell which hit the Al Atrash family on December 2nd 2021 (@mzmgr941 / Twitter)
  • @OrientNews showed a photo of Nour Al Atrash who was killed by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Idlib (Twitter)
  • 1 of 4: The rescue operation after an artillery shell hit the Al Atrash family on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Syria (Image via @firas_alkhalifa / Twitter)
  • 2 of 4: The rescue operation after an artillery shell hit the Al Atrash family on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Syria (Image via @firas_alkhalifa / Twitter)
  • 3 of 4: The rescue operation after an artillery shell hit the Al Atrash family on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Syria (Image via @firas_alkhalifa / Twitter)
  • 4 of 4: The rescue operation after an artillery shell hit the Al Atrash family on December 2nd 2021 in Binnish, Syria (Image via @firas_alkhalifa / Twitter)
  • Image of the artillery shell which exploded on the house of the Al Atrash family (@Syrianfreeyouth / Facebook)
  • Image of the artillery shell which exploded on the house of the Al Atrash family (EdlibNewsNetwork / Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Binnish (بنش), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.956227, 36.712570. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (40) [ collapse]