Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3074

Incident date

February 23, 2018

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

Geolocation

35.44208, 36.65095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One child died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, according to local media.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “The child Ibrahim Abdul Karim al-Kharouf, a native of the town of Latamina in the north-western province of Hama, was killed by the bombing of an air force that we believe is a Russian missile on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern governorate of Idlib on 23 February.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem al-Kharouf "al-Sanad", killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, Feb 23rd 2018 (via Rami Ma`alouf)
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    Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem al-Kharouf "al-Sanad", killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, Feb 23rd 2018 (via Rami Ma`alouf)
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    Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem al-Kharouf "al-Sanad", killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, Feb 23rd 2018 (via Rami Ma`alouf)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]