Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4500

Incident date

March 2, 2020

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that one man was killed and up to two others injured as a result of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish in the Idlib province, on March 2nd 2020.

Alleged Russian warplanes carried out two raids on the city of Binnish. The strikes resulted in the death of one civilian Rami Haj Hamden, and injured two more. Initial sources claimed one man was killed and one man injured but Step news reported 3 civilians were impacted by the strike.

Multiple photographic sources show extensive property damage, including that of a local hospital.

SNHR reported: “fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles near the hospital of Islamic Medical Complex in Binnesh city in the northern suburbs of Idlib suburbs, killing Rami Haj Hamdan and partially damaging its building and equipment.”

SNHR later reported that a Syrian Civil Defense vehicle was damaged “while they were heading to a site of a previous bombing by Syrian- Russian alliance forces on the outskirts of the city, severely damaging an ambulance of Civil Defense”. This indicates that there was a second “double strike” that only resulted in material damage, corresponding with the Civil Defense’s own reporting on the incident and the resulting damage.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Major damage was reported after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on March 2nd, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Binnish on March 2, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Binnish on March 2, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Binnish on March 2, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Binnish on March 2, 2020. (Image posted by @anasanas84)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (23) [ collapse]