Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2752

Incident date

November 23, 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

At least one civilian was wounded as alleged Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, local media reported.

According to Smart News Agency and Fresh News, both citing sources on the ground, the warplanes launched four airstrikes, striking the headquarters of “Al Ezza Army” which belongs to the Free Syrian Army.

While both reported that one civilian was left lightly injured, Smart News Agency did not apportion blame while Fresh News pointed to Russian culpability.

Abd Alrazak Sbeh reported as the only one that numerous civilians were left wounded in this incident.

Regarding the culprit, the remaining sources agreed with Fresh News, all identifying Russia as responsible.

However, Mohamed Salom Ala blamed both Russian warplanes in combination with unidentified surface-to-surface missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The moment Khan Sheikhoun is being struck by the alleged Russian strikes on November 23rd, 2017 (via AlAzza Army)
  • The moment Khan Sheikhoun is being struck by the alleged Russian strikes on November 23rd, 2017 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The moment Khan Sheikhoun is being struck by the alleged Russian strikes on November 23rd, 2017 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The moment Khan Sheikhoun is being struck by the alleged Russian strikes on November 23rd, 2017 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)

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 November 4th - 20th 2017.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]