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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

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

  • 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

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 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 October 1st – 19th 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
    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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]