Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2166

Incident date

April 24–25, 2017

Location

بسنقول, Bsanqoul, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.806667, 36.496667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians were killed and others injured in an alleged Russian airstrike in Bsanqoul, according to local media sources.

Both Halab Today and AMC Aleppo reported that seven civilians had been killed, but neither positively identified a belligerent. All other known sources attributed responsibility to Russia, but did not provide a death toll – they stated that there were “martyrs and wounded”.

Smart News Agency further reported that four civilians were injured in the attack.

The raids were thought to have happened over night according to the source, @moazalshamy, who also stated that seven were dead and “dozens now wounded”.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–12
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Translation: Basnqoul massacre
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Bsanqoul, 24 April 2017. (Via: Muhammed Maari comments in Idlib Media Centre Facebook post).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Bsanqoul, 24 April 2017. (Via: Muhammed Maari comments in Idlib Media Centre Facebook post).

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 April 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–12
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]