Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1815

Incident date

January 3, 2017

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.440813, 36.6493607 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

As many as three civilians were killed, inducing a pregnant woman and her unborn child, and up to three civilians were wounded, following an alleged Russian and or Syrian regime airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, local media reported. 

Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame with some attributing blame to Russian warplanes, while others blamed the Syrian regime. One source even blamed both belligerents for the raid.

According to @MousaAlomar, residential homes were struck in the raid. Photographic evidence showed the extent of devastation to the homes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rawan Hamo Adult female pregnant killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The extent of destruction to civilian homes following an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Aleppojourn)
  • A civilian casualty in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @aboqdama123)
  • The extent of destruction to civilian homes following an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @RozanaFM)
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    The extent of destruction to civilian homes and a wounded civilian following an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @MousaAlomar)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
  • An exploded artillery shell in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)

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 specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]