Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2019

Incident date

March 24, 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

One civilian was reportedly killed and up to nine were wounded in an alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, local media reported.

Ahmed Khatib, a correspondent for the Mirror of Syria in Idlib, said that “warplanes carried out several air raids on the residential neighbourhoods and the popular market in the city of Khan Sheikhoun, killing one person and injuring eight others.”

Another source, @ahmadalsheiko, reported that the strikes were carried out by “S-24 warplanes”.

Most sources pointed to Russia as the responsible party while @SPRINGNOWTIME reported that both the Syrian regime and Russia were to blame.

Khan Shakhoun was most likely subject to two different attacks that day (or the morning of the 25th). The two incidents have been treated separately. Also see event RS2019a.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of residential areas in Khan Shakhoun in Idlib after being targeted by the contested airstrikes on March 24, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • Aftermath of residential areas in Khan Shakhoun in Idlib after being targeted by the contested airstrikes on March 24, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • Aftermath of residential areas in Khan Shakhoun in Idlib after being targeted by the contested airstrikes on March 24, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre)

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 March 1st - 31st 2017.

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]