Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3749

Incident date

June 1, 2019

Location

شيخ دامس, Sheikh Dames, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Dames on June 1st, 2019, according to local sources. Up to four others, including a child, were reportedly injured.

@ShahbaPress reported “a martyr and four wounded civilians, including a child, in airstrikes on Sheikh Damis village near the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of #Idlib.”

While the Local Coordination Committee for Syria stated that one civilian was killed and three injured from the same family, Shaam News reported “two martyrs” as a result of the airstrike.

Mohammed Al Saloum identified the victim as Fadi Muhammad Khair Al Hussein, a protection officer at the Sheikh Dams School.

Both Russia and the Syrian regime were named as the active belligerents by Shaam News, while the Local Coordination Committee for Syria named only the Syrian regime, and Syria Civil Defense did not positively attribute blame for the airstrike.

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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “The family of Khan Sheikhoun Educational Complex is mourning colleague Fadi Muhammad Khair Al Hussein from the owners of Sheikh Dams School (Protection Officer) after being exposed to an airstrike from the hatred (Assad and Putin)” (via Mohammed Al Saloum in Khan Sheikhoun Educational Complex group).
  • Translation: “The martyr, God willing, brother Fadi Al Hussein. God bless you and make you from the people of Paradise. Sheikh Dams town” (via Abo Joud Al Halabi).
  • Fadi Muhammad Khair Al Hussein was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Dames, June 1st, 2019 (via Abo Joud Al Halabi).

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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]