Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1923

Incident date

February 25, 2017

Location

بنش, Binish, 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

Two civilians died and up to 10 more were wounded (including four members of the civil defense), following a raid on the Red Crescent Medical Store in Binish. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Some sources blamed a Russian airliner, whilst others blamed Syrian regime vacuum missiles.

The Shaam News Network reported that civilians homes were also struck in the raid, which led to the injury of ten people.

According to Shahed Ayan, Russian warplanes launches as many as 20 raids in Idlib on the 25th of February. Most sources alleged that two to three of those 20 raids struck Binish. 

Two pro-Assad sources – Tasnim and ARef Al-Taweel – reported that “the warplanes struck the headquarters of the Nasra Front, destroyed a number of rocket launchers in the city of Binish in rural Idlib and killed more than 10 gunmen.” These sources do not, however ,match the general narrative reported by other sources. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath showing damage to civilians homes and infrastructure following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binish, 25th Feb 2017. (via SNN)
  • Clearing the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binish, 25th Feb 2017. (via Syrian Coalition)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binish, 25th Feb 2017. (via Syrian Coalition)
  • Clearing the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binish, 25th Feb 2017. (via Syrian Coalition)
  • Moments after the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binish, 25th Feb 2017. (via AMC)

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 February 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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]