Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3795

Incident date

August 13, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib , Iraq

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, on August 13th.

Step Agency reported that “Russian warplanes targeted the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, with several airstrikes that killed three civilians – one man and two women – and wounded several.”

Justice Organisation named those killed as Faten Abdul Haseeb Al-Kirawan, Ahmed Mohammed Al Safar and Omran Shaaban.

Halab today stated that “two men and a woman were killed, and five others were wounded, due to Russian warplane shelling in Khan Sheikhoun city of Idlib countryside.”

Predominantly sources attributed the attack to Russian forces, yet one source named both the Syrian regime and Russia in reports of the incident.

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 women1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

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
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 women1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]