Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3729

Incident date

July 24, 2019

Location

قرية طبيش قرب خان شيخون, Tbiesh Village near Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

In the evening of July 24th, alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes caused what was described as “a horrific massacre” of an entire family in the village of Tbeish near the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Local sources reported that the airstrikes struck residential houses in the village of Tabish with several raids. According to Shaam News, the shelling of the area repeated two times, causing extensive destruction of more than 15 houses. The source initially reported eight civilians were killed in addition to a number of missing persons, mostly children and women. In a later post however, the source reported nine civilians were killed.

Step News Agency put the death toll higher and claimed that 10 civilians were killed in the raid.

Among those 10 civilians, were three children and two women – according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense teams at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes struck Tbiesh on July 24th (via Syrian Civil Defense),
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes struck Tbiesh on July 24th (via Syrian Civil Defense),
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes struck Tbiesh on July 24th (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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]