Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3740

Incident date

May 31, 2019

Location

بنين, Benin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a civilian was killed and his child was wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the road between the village of Benin and Al Dana district on May 31st, 2019.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “Marwan Hussein al Ali, who was displaced from Eqerbat town in Hama governorate eastern suburbs, was killed as Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on the public road near Beneen village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on May 31.”

According to @0QrZj76HXzwtbia “a street vendor was martyred and his child was wounded, today, Friday, as a result of aerial bombardments by the warplane of the Syrian regime warplanes, with a missile.”

While Smart News Agency and Step Agency blamed Russia for the airstrikes, @0QrZj76HXzwtbia and the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “A street vendor was martyred and his child was wounded, today, Friday, as a result of aerial bombardments by the warplane of the Syrian regime warplanes, with a missile” (via @0QrZj76HXzwtbia).
  • Marwan Hussein al Ali was killed when alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes struck his truck on a road near Benin on May 31st, 2019 (via @0QrZj76HXzwtbia).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]