Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2495

Incident date

September 23, 2017

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, 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

Three civilians from one family were killed in air and artillery strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, according to local media. Sources all attribute the blame to Russia.

Two of the victims were women and one was a child. According to one source, this was followed by artillery shelling on the city during the funeral of the victims.

“Russian air strikes targeting a gathering of civilians living in tents east of Khan Shikhun city resulted in the deaths of two civilians and the wounding of a third seriously.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Najat Mohammad Al Darwan Age unknown female killed
  • Shagila Yusuf al Darwan Age unknown female killed
  • Umm Mohammed Yousif Al-Darwan Age unknown female killed
  • Khairiya Yousef Al-Darwan Age unknown female injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

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
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]