Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3772

Incident date

August 6, 2019

Location

مزرعة كفرطاب خان شيخون, Kafar Tab farm, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on their farm in Khan Sheikoun, Idlib, on August 6th. A further three to four were allegedly injured in the incident.

Shaam News stated that “Russian warplanes targeted “Kafar tab” farm in Khan Sheikhoun in several raids which hit the house of a family of eight people. […] Activists reported four martyred civilians, with missing family members still being searched for amongst the rubble.”

Syrian Observatory for Huamn Rights also reported the death of “four citizens, and the injury of three, in bombing by Russian warplanes on Khan Sheikhoun city in the southern sector of Idlib countryside.” According to this source, “the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.”

Baladi News alleged that “three civilians from one family were killed, while four others were injured, as a result of air strikes by Russian warplanes targeting their house on the western farms of the city of Khan Sheikhoun.”

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to Russia, but the Syrian regime was also named by a number of sources in reports of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Family members (2)

  • Name unknown Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "3 civilians martyrs, as a result of airstrikes by the #Russian occupation this afternoon, on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib." (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Three civilians were killed and others were injured on Tuesday when Russian air strikes targeted their house near the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib." (via Baladi News)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Three civilian martyrs and three others injured, due to the targeting of Russian warplanes in several raids of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib, our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Three civilian martyrs and three others injured, due to the targeting of Russian warplanes in several raids of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib, our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]