Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1390

Incident date

October 3, 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

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that air or artillery strikes hit the suburb of Damascus, Khan al-Sheikh which led to the death of at least two civilian men and injury of several more people. The strikes allegedly struck a Palestinian refugee camp. One source claimed that a school in the area was also struck.

The news site Dar al-akhbar reported that “regime warplanes shelled a camp for Palestinian refugees in Khan Al-Sheeh camp, killing two refugees and wounding three more including a child”.

Among the injured were women and children.

According to the Smart News Agency, “regime shelling in Khan Al-Sheeh targeted a school, wounding two teachers and an 8th grader female student”.

Also, Pal Info and Khan al-Sheeh Media Center reported the unlawful use of cluster bombs.

Aqsa TV Channel, Yarmouk63, Aqsa TV News, Zaman al-Wasl, Khan al-Sheeh Media Center and Qasioun News attributed the strike to Russia, while three other sources – Smart News Agency, Dar al-akhbar and Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the Assad regime as the culprit.

Pal info named the victims, publishing a graphic video on their Facebook page.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Abo Settah Adult male volunteers for Jafra for development and human care killed
  • Abdullah Saleh Adult male volunteers for Jafra for development and human care killed

Summary

  • Strike target
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Sheikh. (via, Pal Info)
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    Two civilian casualties as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids. (via Pal Info)
  • Remnants of cluster bombs. (via Pal Info)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Sheikh. (via, Pal Info)
  • Remnants of cluster bombs. (via Pal Info)
  • Mohammed Abo Settah and Abdullah Saleh, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Act Group Pal)
  • Abdullah Saleh, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Aqsatvchannel)
  • Moments after the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid fell. (via ZamanAlwasl)
  • The exact moment the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid fell. (via Khan Al-Sheeh Media Center)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st – 19th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike target
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (19) [ collapse]