Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3619

Incident date

April 19, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were reported wounded when rockets and/or artillery struck the Al Rahman Mosque in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, partially destroying the building. Sources reported the use of rocket-propelled grenades.

Smart News Agency reported there were “two wounded in a rocket attack on the city of Khan Sheikun south of Idlib from the Russian forces in the village of Al Qabariya north of Hama.” Edlib Media Center reported that both victims were male.

@SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that Syrian Civil Defence teams inspected the sites in the evening and evacuated the injured to a hospital for treatment.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Russia launched more than 20 rocket shells on the city. Other sources blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Al Rahman Mosque in Khan Sheikhoun after it was struck by an alleged missile from the Syrian regime on April 19th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • The Al Rahman mosque before it was struck by a missile on April 19th (via @abuhuzaifa_).
  • The Al Rahman mosque after it was struck by a missile on April 19th (via @abuhuzaifa_).
  • Shelling of Khan Sheikhoun on April 19th (via @OtmanAlkneter).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams inspected the sights in Khan Sheikhoun that were struck by missiles on April 19th (via @SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams inspected the sights in Khan Sheikhoun that were struck by missiles on April 19th (via @SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams inspected the sights in Khan Sheikhoun that were struck by missiles on April 19th (via @SyriaCivilDefense).

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
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]