Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2947

Incident date

January 30, 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

As many as 12 civilians were wounded in airstrikes which struck residential housing in Khan Sheikhoun, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the raids.

Media reported that five civilians were buried alive under the rubble, and other seven were harmed in the streets by the same raids.

Upsetting footage shows civilians being pulled from the rubble to safety.

One source reported that an “unspecified number of civilians were wounded”, however all others put the figures as high as 12.

There were no reported civilian deaths.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment that raids struck Khan Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via Salloum Al Abd)
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    An injured woman is pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via Horrya News)
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    An injured child is pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @Fouadhallak89)
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    An injured child is pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @kot5alazrak)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @kot5alazrak)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @kot5alazrak)
  • Civilians rescued in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
  • Civilians rescued in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
  • Civilians rescued in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
  • An injured child is pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Sheikhoun 30th Jan 2018. (via @A_aldyab)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]