Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS205

Incident date

November 28, 2015

Location

بانص, Banis, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.97697, 36.9748 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven to eight civilians were reported killed, including two women and four children, and at least people 20 injured in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on Bansh, according to the Shaam News Network and the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Shaam posted a video depicting the aftermath of the alleged attack, stating that an entire family was killed and that the death toll was eight. It also claimed this was the fifth time a local truce between Jaish Al Fatah and the Assad regime had been broken.

According to the Syrian Network, seven non-combatants died, three houses were destroyed and three further homes were majorly damaged. The monitors also stressed that an agreed truce between the Syrian regime and the rebel Al Fateh Army had been broken.

Omar Hajj Kaddour, a local media activist, told the Syrian Network: “I was in my house when the first airstrike happened at around 12 pm. I went there to film the location. Then the second airstrike was launched while I was trying to reach the house. The warplanes shelled a house, which killed eight individuals and their bodies were turned to body parts. Bansh is among other cities that have an agreement with government forces. But the Russian warplanes breached the truce and shelled the city.”

SN4HR and VDC named seven victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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
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    Image of bodies as they are removed from the site of an alleged Russian raid on Bansh, November 28th 2016. (via SN4HR)
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    The aftermath of the incident where an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid targeted Pensch killing an entire family. (via ShaamNetwork S.N.N)

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 reported that “In the course of the last week, November 26 – December 4, the Russian aircraft have performed 431 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase making pinpoint strikes on 1458 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah provinces.”

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
    7 – 8
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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]