Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1242

Incident date

September 9, 2016

Location

التح, al Tah, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.539525, 36.725383 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child died and six or seven other civilians were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Bennesh in Idlib, according to local media.

Sources reported that the strike hit Fatima Al-Zahra mosque. The Shaam News Network reported that the mosque was destroyed in the attack – while reports put the number on non-combatants wounded at either six or seven.

Atfalalsham named one child, as killed by “warplanes”.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the girl died in “alleged Russian shelling”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rama Jahjah Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • 'The girl Rama Jahjah died in alleged Russian warplanes missiles fired on Bennesh city in Idlib governorate, September 9, 2016.' (via SN4HR)
  • Footage of the destruction in Benesh following suspected Russian attacks (Youtube via SNN)
  • Rubble and destruction at Fatima AL-Zahra mosque in Bennesh - the consequence of suspected Russian warplane shelling (via Smart)
  • Photographs of Bennesh at night, alleged Russian warplane missiles caused fires and significant material destruction (Tweet via @baladinetwork)
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    Rama Jahjah, the child killed in suspect Russian warplane attacks on Bennesh (via @Atfalalsham) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive)
  • Destruction of the Fatima Al-Zahra’a Mosque, the source did not apportion blame and referred only to "warplanes" (Tweet via @eldorar1)
  • The White Helmets search at night through the rubble in Bennesh following suspected Russian shelling (Tweet via @smart)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]