Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2556

Incident date

September 28, 2017

Location

بزيت , Bzeit, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.78897, 36.399449 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from the same family were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Bzeit, according to sources on the ground.

Local media reported multiple deaths and injuries from two air alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bzeit on September 28th, according to local media.

Smart News Agency and Step News Agency reported the death of two women – a mother and her daughter – alongside five injured.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights, however, reported the death of two girls and their mother. All sources attributed the airstrike to Russian warplanes.

According to @insaan_rights, “Three people – two children (girls ) and their mother – were reported killed and others wounded in shelling of the village of Bzeit in the western countryside of Idlib today [Sept 28th].”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Ghazoul al-Hamdu Province Adult female killed
  • Maysa al-Hamdu Child female killed
  • Aisha al-Hamdu Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Bzeit, Sept 28th (via Bawbat Idlib)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Bzeit, Sept 28th (via Bawbat Idlib)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]