Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2617

Incident date

October 9, 2017

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Deir Ezzor, 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 five civilians were left wounded following alleged Russian airstrikes in the city of Khan Sheikhoun, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

While the reports varied from two to five wounded, all sources, who identified a culprit, agreed that Russian was responsible.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported: “Two warplanes carried out strikes that targeted areas in Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, which resulted in the injury of five persons. One of them was seriously wounded and as a result, his leg was amputated (…)”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the moment alleged Russian-waged airstrike hit Khan Sheikhoun, Deir Ezzor, October 9th, 2017 (via Mohammad Saloum Al Khalaf)

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 October 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]