Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS146

Incident date

November 13, 2015

Location

خنيفيس, Khnefes, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.228611, 37.793611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

According to the Violations Documentation Center and Al Qaryatayn, one adult male named was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Khnefes near Palmyra.

His Facebook martyr’s page noted: “We celebrate the life of the martyr Khaled Saleh Al Darweesh [Al Arabiya], Abou Sleiman, who died on Friday following the oppressive Russian planes raids on the area of Khnefes. We ask God to give him mercy and forgiveness.”

However, pro-Assad media reported that regime aircraft carried out an attack on “the fortifications and equipment of Daesh terrorists” at Knefes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Khaled Saleh al-Darwish al-Arabiye
Adult male killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village Khunayfis (خنيفيس), for which the generic coordinates are: 34.228611, 37.793611. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The image of the adult man, Khaled Saleh al-Darwish al-Arabiye , who was killed

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has published no details of its Syria airstrikes for the period November 13th-16th 2015 inclusive.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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

Sources (4) [ collapse]