Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1079

Incident date

August 1, 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

Five civilians were killed and dozens more wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Khan al Sheikh, local media reported.

According to Halab Today, four civilians from one family were martyred following Russian air strikes targeting Khan al Sheikh camp for Palestinian refugees in the western Damascus countryside.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported on the incident, but blamed the Syrian regime. The Network said that “5 victims including 3 children and a woman died in government warplanes missiles fired on Khan Al Sheih Camp in Damascus suburbs, August 1, 2016.” A later post by SN4HR said that four victims from one family died.

According to @DamasCoordinate, “artillery shells fell on the West Side and the centre of the camp”. Baladi blamed regime artillery.

A number of other sources said that “explosive barrels” and rockets had been fired.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mohmad Assad Adult male named by Yarmouk63 killed
  • Wife of Mohmad Assad Adult female named by Yarmouk63 killed
  • Child of Mohmad Assad 1 named by Yarmouk63 killed
  • Child of Mohmad Assad 2 named by Yarmouk63 killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2–3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Hiasham Yahya Shihabi, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, actgrouppal)
  • Image showing some of the damage caused. (via, SyrianPC)
  • Image showing some of the damage caused. (via, LCCSY)
  • Image showing some of the damage caused. (via, Abarah Press)
  • Image showing some of the damage caused. (via, Jisir TV)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 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
    4 – 5
  • (2–3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]