Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3709

Incident date

July 21, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun. According to the Syrian Civil Defense, who blamed Russian forces, Anas was documenting the aftermath of previous airstrikes on his town, Khan Sheikhoun, when he was struck with “three consecutive Russian airstrikes”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the “Russian fired missiles” struck the al Gharbi neighborhood. Local Coordination Committee of Syria reported the attack was carried out with “space rockets”.

According to Smart News, there were a total of 34 casualties but did not specify how many were killed or wounded. Shaam News reported that 11 civilians in total were killed.

While most sources blamed Russian forces for the attack, while Smart News attributed blame to the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Anas Al Diab 22 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 34
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–34
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via @Step_Agency).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Local Coordination Committee Syria).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Anas Diab, journalist with the Syrian Civil Defense forces, was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 34
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–34
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]