Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS940

Incident date

June 26, 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

Airstrikes killed up to two civilians including at least one child and wounded up to ten others in the city of Binish, local media said. Sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

Most local sources reported the death of up to two children.

According to The Syrian News Network (SNN), “the bombing left one martyr, a child aged 10 years”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rigts (SN4HR) reported that “two children died due to government warplanes missiles fired on Binnesh city in Idlib governorate”.

According to an Idlib correspondent, who reported to Nabd News, the incident led to “the martyrdom of two children and injury of others”. Jsirtv said the victims were Palestinian.

Sources including SN4HR and LCCSY attributed the strike to the Syrian regime, while SNN and Halab News Network reported that the strike was carried out by Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Binish, which reportedly killed at leats one child on June 26th (via SNN)
  • Scene of the destruction at Binish following alleged raids (via SNN Facebook)
  • A fire engine attends the scene at Binish (via SNN Facebook)
  • The White Helmets at the site of alleged raids on Binish (via SNN Facebook)
  • A street in Binish following alleged aerial bombardement (via SNN Facebook)
  • Image of a chile rescued from the rubble following alleged "government warplane" attack on Binish (via SN4HR) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive)
  • "Warplanes launched several air raids on the towns of Craze and nudity surroundings western city of Idlib and 4 raids on the city Binnish In the countryside Idlib north and another raid on the town of Alhbit where the child was killed in the Binnish and 10 other injuries" (via Step News)
  • "a ten year old child killed following the Russian raids on Binsh" (Video by SNN Facebook)

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
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]