Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3611

Incident date

March 28, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was injured in an alleged regime or Russian artillery strike on Khan Sheikhoun, according to local media.

On March 28th, the Syrian Observatory said “that it had monitored more violations in the areas of the Russian-Turkish truce and surrounding areas” It added that it had “monitored intensive bombardment by regime forces with more than 30 rockets hitting areas in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern sector of Idlib”.

Baladi added “the regime’s forces shelled rocket and artillery shells in the Khan Sheikhoun district with more than 15 rockets and artillery shells, causing widespread damage to private and public property.”

According to the White Helmets, “a woman was injured in the city of Khan Sheikhon after the targeting of residential areas this evening [March 28th], with 23 artillery shells coming regime forces. The civil defense teams worked to rescue the injured  and to take them to the nearest medical center”.

@syrianman967, @MasarPressNet, and Syria.liveuamap also reported the injury of a woman and pointed to the regime.

However, the Smart News agency blamed “Russian forces at the camp in the village of Al Qabariyah” for harming the woman.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an artillery strike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 28th 2019. The White Helmets and other sources reported that one woman was wounded.
  • Translation: 'The food was mixed with blood and the shelling by the Assad militia led to a woman being wounded in the city'
  • The aftermath of an artillery strike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 28th 2019. The White Helmets and other sources reported that one woman was wounded. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of an artillery strike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 28th 2019. The White Helmets and other sources reported that one woman was wounded. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of an artillery strike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 28th 2019. The White Helmets and other sources reported that one woman was wounded. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of an artillery strike on Khan Sheikhoun, March 28th 2019. The White Helmets and other sources reported that one woman was wounded. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Translation: 'The food was mixed with blood and the shelling by the Assad militia led to a woman being wounded in the city'

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]