Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2906

Incident date

January 17, 2018

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Shekhoun, 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

A child was injured when two alleged Russian warplanes struck Khan Shekhoun, according to local media. All sources reported that Russia was to blame, except @SyriaCivilDefe who tweeted that unknown warplanes were to blame.

There were no reports of civilian deaths.

According to @SyriaCivilDefe “cluster bombs and rockets containing incendiary materials” were used on the vicinity. Photos were also published in the aftermath with an image of the shell and the burning crater formed in the aftermath of the raid.

One source reported that “A child and his father were killed by the bombing of warplanes (believed to be Russian) on the town of Khan Sheikhan in rural Idlib.” Researchers and assessors at Airwars believe this tweet was referring to the child and father killed in Saraqeb – see incident R2710.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike which hit the vicinity of Khan Shekhoun, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A detonated missile in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike which hit the vicinity of Khan Shekhoun, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike which hit the vicinity of Khan Shekhoun, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike which hit the vicinity of Khan Shekhoun, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]