Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1828

Incident date

January 12, 2017

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.958429, 36.711587 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

As many as four civilians were killed – including a child –  and 28 more were wounded, following an alleged airstrike on Binnish, which struck a market, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some blaming the Syrian regime, and other blaming Russia.

Due to the extent of damage in the aftermath, there is much footage showing civilians being dug up from the rubble hours after the raid.

Residential homes and the main market in Binnish were reportedly struck and destroyed.

According to @ZakariaNassani, the aerial bombardment consisted of 11 raids on the town.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–28
  • 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
from sources (13) [ collapse]

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    The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Ahmad Fallah)
  • White helmets clearing the rubble and finding another wounded civilian buried in the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
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    A civilian is pulled from the rubble during a news bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Al Jazeera mubasher)
  • A civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
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    A civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • Am injured civilian following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • A civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    White helmets clearing the rubble and finding another wounded civilian buried in the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Baladi network)
  • The market in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV)

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 specific strikes between January 1st – 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–28
  • 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]