Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3777

Incident date

June 9, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Smart News Agency reported that one civilian was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, on June 9th, 2019. Another source reported that a civilian was injured. Other sources blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes.

Smart News Agency reported that “the Russian air force launched several airstrikes targeting Khan Sheikhoun,” as well as on a number of other locations, on June 9th. According to the source, this resulted in the death of one civilian in Khan Sheikhoun.

According to @MasarPressNet, “a civilian was injured as a result of airstrikes by Assad’s forces on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside.”

@NagiNajjar reported that “the Russian occupation air forces targeted residential neighbourhoods in the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, with several airstrikes”, but did not report any civilian harm. @HalabTodayTV tweeted that the city had been targeted with four raids by Russian warplanes.

Syrian Civil Defence reported that its volunteer Bilal Al Salloum broke his leg while aiming to put out a fire in the aftermath of the strikes.

Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the attacks.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “The Russian occupation air forces target residential neighborhoods in the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, with several air strikes” (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 9th, 2019 (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Translation: “Renewed successive bombardment by Al- Assad warplanes targeting the city of Khan Sheikhoun and now, a squadron of helicopters loaded with barrel bombs took off from Hama airport at 3-21 ... by striking the female fighters who are in the air now. 2019/6/9” (via @Mnar18049738).
  • Translation: “Volunteer Bilal Al Salloum broke his leg while he and his team put out a fire that broke out in the city of Khan Sheikhoun as a result of an air strike from the warplanes” (via Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer Bilal Al Salloum broke his leg when putting out a fire in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 9th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib).

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
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]