Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0154

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

معن, Ma’an, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.330061, 34.316744 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th 2023 it was reported that at least two civilians were killed and two others were injured at the Aslih family home in Ma’an in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza strip. The bombardment was allegedly a result of Israeli aircrafts according to multiple sources.

Osama Fathi posted that his uncle Salah Khalil Aslih (Abu Ayman) (74 years old) and his uncle’s son Muhammed Salah Aslih (Abu Osama) (35 years old) were martyred in the airstrike. Salah’s son and Muhammed’s brother Diaa kamerl posted a memorial to his family members.

Alkoufza News reported that two people were killed and two were injured while Shehab Agency reported that the number of deaths had risen to four. A tweet from @pslk1145 added that the dead and injured arrived at Nasser Hospital.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

Both victim names were found among the list of names published by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on October 26th, 2023.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Salah Khalil Aslih صلاح خليل اصليح
74 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 975032244
Muhammed Salah Aslih محمد صلاح اصليح
35 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802042564

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    Israeli Military

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Source: Osama fathi POST
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    Source: Ismail aslih

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area of Ma’an (معن), within the city of Khan Younis (خانيونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.330061, 34.316744. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    Israeli Military

Sources (17) [ collapse]