Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS151

Incident date

November 15, 2015

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.44208, 36.65095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Five non-combatants – including a woman and child – were reported killed and more than five people injured in an alleged Russian airstrike targeting the town of Khan Shaikhoun.

The Shaam News Network said three civilians were killed in the raid, while the Union of Hamas rebels reported that four people died. The VDC put the death toll even higher, at five.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, a Russian rocket was launched next to Ahmad Al Ta’an School. The school and surrounding houses were reported partially destroyed.

The Violations Documentation Center named five victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Firas Najem al-Taean Adult male killed
  • Abdo Khaled al-Taean Adult male killed
  • Abdo Ibraheem al-Taean Adult male killed
  • Hiam Salloum al-Abd Adult female killed
  • Husam Jamal Faraj Child male listed under Lattamna, but VDC states he was killed at Khan Sheikhoun killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The Syrian Civil Defense Idlib Khan Shikhun Center Directed a young man from the rubble as a result of the bombing of Russian warplanes
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • an image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.
  • An image related to the alleged Russian bombing in the city of Khan Sheikhun.

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]