Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3795

Incident date

June 13, 2019

Location

خان السبل, Khan Al Sabil, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a child was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Al Sabil, Idlib, on June 13th, 2019.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted that according to the Civil Defence, “a civilian was killed and another was wounded, as a result of targeting the outskirts of the town of Khan Al Sabil in Idlib countryside with six missiles from the regime forces’ warplanes.”

@IdlibPlus wrote that “a missile strike targeted the town of Khan Al Sabil in Idlib countryside, resulting into a martyr and a number of wounded civilians.” In another post, @IdlibPlus mentioned the use of vacuum missiles.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee identified the child as Imran Dabbas.

Furthermore, the Local Coordination Committees for Syria referred to “several wounded” in the incident, Shahba Press named “wounded civilians.” The Syrian Civil Defence reported one wounded in the attack.

According to Shaam News Network, “despite Russia’s announcement of a 72-hour truce, Russian and ِAssad warplanes continued to launch dozens of airstrikes, accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket fire on [a number of] cities and towns”, and cites, among other casualties and locations, “a martyr in Khan Al Sabil.”

Most sources attributed the airstrike to the Syrian regime, while others did not positively attribute blame. Meanwhile, Ariha Today named Russia as the belligerent responsible for the attack, and Shaam News Network referred to both the Syrian regime and Russia in reporting the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
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    Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]