Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3703

Incident date

July 19, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Iraq

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were injured when alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes struck residential neighborhoods in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, according to local sources.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense forces, the attack was carried out from a helicopter that dropped 20 explosive barrels and used artillery and rocket fire including 26 air-to-surface missiles and 2 rockets with cluster bombs.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime forces and claimed one of their helicopters dropped a barrel bomb near an ambulance of Civil Defense in Khan Sheikhoun, partially damaging the ambulance.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Khan Sheikhoun was struck with alleged Syrian or Russian fired missiles on July 19th (via Syrian Civil Defense).

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]