Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2952

Incident date

January 31, 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

One civilian was wounded in airstrikes which hit Khan Sheikhoun, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, attributing blame to both the Syrian regime and Russia – who were both bombing the vicinity at this time.

According to @MasarPressNet, “Russian warplanes targeting the towns of Khan Sheikhun, Tantah and Naqir with burning napalm.”

Other reports added that RPG’s were used as well as napalm.

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]