Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1987

Incident date

March 19, 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

Raids carried out by warplanes led to the deaths of four civilians including a woman and two children and wounded a further 12 people, sources said. It is unclear who was responsible for these attacks, with some reports blaming the Russians and others accusing the regime.

Syrian Mirror reported: “Russian warplanes targeted the eastern neighborhood in the city of Khan Sheikhan in the southern countryside of Idlib with vacuum rockets, which led to the massacre of five civilians, including a woman and two children, in addition to the injury of 10 others”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via White Helmets)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)
  • Scenes following the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 19th (via SO4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    5 – 7
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]