Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3730

Incident date

May 28, 2019

Location

خان العسل, Khan Al Assal, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and others injured in a Russian airstrike on the town of Khan Al Assal countryside, West Aleppo on May 28th, 2019.

Some of the local sources said that airstrike targeted a mosque there. @NagiNajjar tweeted “two martyrs, after an airstrike that targeted a mosque in the town of Khan Al-Asal in the western countryside of Aleppo.”

Blame was attributed to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Images of areas in Khan Al-Assal targeted with alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on May 28th, 2019 (via @Tania_Tania_C).
  • Images of areas in Khan Al-Assal targeted with alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on May 28th, 2019 (via @Tania_Tania_C).
  • Images of areas in Khan Al-Assal targeted with alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on May 28th, 2019 (via @Tania_Tania_C).

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
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]