Local sources reported that two civilians were killed and another one was wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib on June 1st, 2019. The wounded man reportedly died from his injuries sustained in the attack the following day.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights initially reported that two civilians had been killed and at least four more were wounded in several Russian airstrikes on Khan Sheikoun on June 1st. According to “Lens of khan Sheikhoun and its countryside”, the strikes took place before “breakfast hours”.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights recorded the deaths of the brothers Amin Khaled Shahhoud al Najm and Khaled Shahhoud al Najm, holding Russian airstrikes responsible for their deaths.
Smart News Agency reported one injured civilian. On June 2nd, the SNHR wrote that “Ahmad Khaled al Ali, from Abdin village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, died on June 2, due to wounds sustained on June 1, as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian [targeted] Khan Sheikhoun city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs.”
According to Orient News, “the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, was hit by three high-explosive long-range missiles.”
@riad_agha tweeted that the city was bombed for a second time “with burning phosphorous” around 10.25 AM. No other source mentioned the use of phosphorous.
All sources blamed Russian aircraft for the attack who, according to one local source, carried out the airstrike with rocket-propelled grenades.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Khaled Shahhoud al Najm Adult male son of Rahimo Shahoud Al Najar killed
- Amin Abdul Hamid Al Najm Adult male son of Hamid Al Abdul Rahman Al Najam killed
- Ahmad Khaled al Ali Adult male died on June 2nd