Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2932

Incident date

January 21–22, 2018

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

Between two and four civilians were killed, and others were wounded, in airstrikes which hit a residential neighbourhood in Khan Sheikhoun, according to local media. Sources all either lamed Russian warplanes for the strikes, or did not attribute blame.

Two raids which struck the vicinity, caused much material damage, reported local sources.

The Civil Defence tweeted that there were “three martyrs and several wounded after two raids by the warplanes bomb fragmentation targeted the residential neighbourhoods of the city of Khan Sheikhoun south of Idlib, the work of the civil defence teams after the rescue of the martyrs and the wounded and in addition to extinguishing the fires caused by the shelling.”

A child was included in the death toll.

The incident occured during the night.

  • Aslan Maemoun al-Najem Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Mostafa Merati Adult male killed
  • Wael Tafran Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Hendawi Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

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    The body of a child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via VDC)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via Kafranbelnews)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via Kafranbelnews)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via Kafranbelnews)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via Hesham Al Najem)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via Hesham Al Najem)
  • Khalid Mohammed al-Awad, killed in airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, 21-22nd Jan 2018. (via Al Latamna youth group)

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
    2 – 4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (17) [ collapse]