Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2186

Incident date

April 27, 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

Between three and five civilians – one woman and her children – were killed, and a further two were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes in Khan Sheikhoun on the 27th of April 2017, according to sources on the ground.

Multiple sources said the victims were displaced people from Helfaya in Hama Governorate.

Some sources said that two children died – in addition to their mother – while others put the figure at three.

LCCSY gave the highest death toll of five civilians.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: ' 3 people killed (a woman and her two children) and 2 were injured in air strikes targeting Khan Shikun, Idlib, and Civil Defense.'
  • '2 children and their mother, IDPs from Helfaya city in Hama governorate northwestern suburbs, killed in suspected Russian warplanes fired 2 missiles on al Gharbi neighborhood in Khan Sheikoun city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs on April 27, 2017.' (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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]