Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3589

Incident date

February 19, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

In a renewed artillery bombardment of Khan Sheikhoun, between four and five civilians were killed, including three from one family, and others were injured, following a strike on a bakery.

Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing blame Russia, while others blamed the Syrian regime.

Huge fires broke out, according to video evidence published by Alarbay.

There were no specific numbers of wounded reported.

As many as 50 shells were fired on the vicinity, according to local media.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • An artillery bombardement on Khan Sheikhoun, 19th February 2019. (via Ahrar)
  • A news bulletin reporting on the artillery bombardement on Khan Sheikhoun, 19th February 2019. (via Orient News)
  • A news bulletin reporting on the artillery bombardement on Khan Sheikhoun, 19th February 2019. (via JisirTV)
  • The aftermath of the artillery bombardement on Khan Sheikhoun, 19th February 2019. (via Alaraby)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st – 31st 2019.

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
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]