Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3259

Incident date

March 13–14, 2018

Location

بنش, Bnesh, 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

Three or four civilians were injured including women and children, in airstrikes which included as many as four vacuum missiles on Bnesh, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russian and Syrian regime planes.

Among the injured were women and children who were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The director of the civil defence centre in the city, Abu Ahmed Nasser, reported that “the warplanes, likely belonging to the regime, targeted the city with four rockets at once, which led to the injury of three civilians, a child and two women, and a fire that the civil defence teams put out.”

The Smart News Agency reported that four civilians were wounded.

According to @IdlibPlus, the regime fired four missiles on Bnesh during the night.

However, @alaryan112  said Russia deployed “several high explosive rockets”.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018.(via @Omar_Madaniah)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018.(via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018. (via Koka`aeen)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018. (via Koka`aeen)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018. (via Koka`aeen)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bnesh, 14th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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]