Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3442

Incident date

June 10, 2018

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.958429, 36.711587 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, including two children, were killed and seven others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018, according to local sources.

Syrian Reporter wrote that “Russian airstrikes resulted in the death of a child and the injury of others, in the city of Binnish, and the outbreak of civil property fires, which the Civil Defence Team – White Helmets – managed to extinguish, despite the warplanes continuing to fly in the airspace of the region. Meanwhile, a double raid caused great damage to the city’s main market.”

Smart News Agency reported that “a child was killed and seven civilians were wounded by airstrikes that are likely to be Russian on the city of Binnish north of Idlib.”

The Violations Documentation Center of Syria reported that the children Amina Jarjanazi and Mustafa Khaled Zaqzaq were killed in the airstrikes. Firas Al Ahmed reported on Facebook that Imad Abdul Karim Al Sadiq was also killed.

@SyriaCivilDefe tweeted: “The civil defence teams recovered the body of the child martyr, Amina Jarjnazi, in addition to [providing] aid for seven wounded civilians, after airstrikes by the regime forces’ warplanes on the city of Binnish.”

Qassioun reported that “two civilians were killed and more than 15 others wounded by regime’s airstrikes on the city of Binnish and the town of Ram Hamdan in the northern Idlib countryside, and civil defence teams are still recovering victims from the rubble.”

Whereas most sources blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, Smart News Agency and Syrian Reporter blamed Russian forces.

According to Step News, Syrian regime’s military had reported that “the Syrian Air Force is carrying out a series of raids on the positions and movements and centres of armed men in Binnish, Ram Hamdan and Brouma in Idlib.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish, June 10th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
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    The young girl Amina Jarjnazi was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish on June 10th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers trying to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish, June 10th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Footage of Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish on June 10th, 2018 (via AJA_Syria).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish, June 10th, 2018 (via Enab Baladi).
  • Fire and smoke after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish, June 10th, 2018 (via Syrian Reporter).

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]