Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2501

Incident date

September 24, 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

Between two and three civilians were killed, including a man and a pregnant woman, and five others, including three women and two children, were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes in the agricultural vicinity of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib, according to local sources.

A correspondent from the Civil Defence Centre Anas Diab told Smart News Agency that “neighbourhoods inhabited by displaced people” were struck by the airstrikes and Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the area hit by the airstrikes as Tal Ja’far farms.

Aalan TV reported that “a woman was killed and members of her family were injured following Russian raids on farmland near khan sheihoun in southern Idlib.”

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence were pulling injured civilians from the rubble, according to media. The wounded suffered from different degrees of severity.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin reporting on the strikes in Khan Sheikhoun, 24th September 2017. (via Aalan TV)
  • A child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 24th September 2017. (via Sada al Sham)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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]