Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3562

Incident date

September 19, 2018

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and four other children injured when a cluster bomb exploded in Khan Sheikhoun on September 19th, 2018, according to local sources. The victim was identified as Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Salmu.

@24Idlib tweeted “The child Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Salmu was killed and four other children were wounded by a bomb explosion from the remnants of the previous shelling of the regime forces on Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib.”

However, Edlib Media Center said the cluster bomb is a remnant of a previous Russian bombing. “Four children were injured in the city of Khan Sheikhon in rural Idlib by a cluster bomb explosion left by a former Russian bombing.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Abdullah Mahmoud Abdel Rahman Salmo was killed when a cluster bomb from a previous Russian or Syrian regime bombing on Khan Sheikhoun exploded on September 19th, 2018 (via Mohammed salmo).

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]