Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3784

Incident date

June 9–10, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib on June 10th. Though some sources said the airstrike happened at the dawn, others said in the evening.

Three of the victims are named as Mustafa Sayyadi, Ibrahim Sayyadi and Khaled Marati. However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights named the three mentioning Khaled Sayyadi instead of Ibrahim Sayyadi. It is unclear whether there is a mistake with the names or whether there are four civilian victim.

While a number of sources report the death of three civilians,the Syrian Observatory documented the death of three, including a fighter of Jaysh al-Izza.

Furthermore, Step News alleged that over ten civilians were injured in the incident, while Syria Civil Defense stated that three were wounded. @_Hasan_Mukhtar tweeted raising the injury toll to 15.

Six sources name Russia as the belligerent responsible for the attack, while two other sources refer to both the Syrian regime and Russia in reporting the airstrike. Meanwhile, two sources do not positively attribute blame.

Shaam News wrote that “Russian warplanes targeted the city of Khan Sheikhan in the southern countryside of Idlib, which killed three young martyrs and wounded several civilians.”

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–15
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, on June 9th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, on June 9th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • The aftermath of the airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, on June 9th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, on June 9th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Residential areas in Khan Sheikhoun were the target of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • One of the three civilians reported killed in Khan Sheikoun by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2019. (via Faisal Al Najem).
  • One of the three civilians reported killed in Khan Sheikoun by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2019. (via Faisal Al Najem).
  • One of the three civilians reported killed in Khan Sheikoun by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2019. (via Faisal Al Najem).
  • The three civilians reported killed in Khan Sheikoun by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2019. (via SNHR).

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
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–15
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]