Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1067

Incident date

July 29, 2016

Location

خان الشيح‬, Khan al Sheikh, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.373059, 36.112682 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A 16-year-old boy reportedly died in an airstrike on his home in Khan al Shiekh, according to local media – though sources were unclear whether the strike was carried out by Russia or the Syrian regime.

Syrian News Desk reported that the victim was “a boy aged 16, who was a soccer player in the patrols that take place in Western Ghouta. He died overnight, after Russian warplanes struck his family home in the town of Khan al Sheikh. His home, on the outskirts of the town, was inhabited by civilians. Other family members were injured, one seriously”.

However, Al Jazeera blamed the regime, while Smart pointed to the regime and Russia, reporting the death of one child and injury of several other civilians.

According to Alamawi, “Russian warplanes carried out two raids”.

A number of other sources referred only to “warplanes”. According to Step News Agency, for example, “two people were injured due to three warplanes raids targeted the farmlands in Khan Al-Sheih”.

ALsakralmuktrb put the death toll at one but added that “many” others were wounded.

A report by Almaghrib Today said that “two women and a child were hit”, but didn’t give any further details as to their casualty status.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]