Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS829

Incident date

June 2, 2016

Location

بنش, Binnish, 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

Seven non-combatants from the same family died in an airstrike on Banis, according to local sources  – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

LCCSY said that a family of seven died in a strike by Russian warplanes using cluster bombs.

Iraq gate also put the death toll at seven and also blamed Russia.

According to Alitihad Press, “Russian warplanes targeted the homes of civilians in the with several cluster rockets, killing nine people, including seven members of one family, and injuring dozens more. There was also widespread damage to civilian buildings.”

However, SRG attributed the incident to “regime warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • "7 dead from one family by the Russian aviation targeted the outskirts of # # Punch in the countryside of Idlib, northern cluster bombs"
  • "A massacre in Bennish and bombardment using phospour on Baghdad street in Northern Aleppo countryside"
  • "7 martyrs from the same family due to Russian warplane shelling on Bennish in cluster bombs"
  • "7 martyrs from the same family in regime warplane shelling in Bennish"

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]