Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3848

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

In the second of two strikes on Khan Sheikoun, Idlib, on June 26th, two member of the White Helmets were reported killed and up to four more injured.

The strike allegedly came preceding another airstrike which, according to Idlib Plus, “targeted the Syria civil defense team while trying to aid those wounded” in the initial strike.

Enab Baladi said two were killed and three more injured.

Syria Direct reported: “Two members of the Syrian Civil Defense were killed today, Wednesday, when their vehicle was targeted in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib with an air strike.

Ahmed al-Sheikho, a civil defense spokesman, told Syria Direct: ‘A Russian plane targeted an ambulance belonging to the Civil Defense, killing two of our members and wounding four others.'”

Fresh Syria added that “the warplanes of the Russian aggression directly targeted the civil defense team with an air raid with vacuum missiles, after they arrived to inspect a previous targeting site for the same aircraft, which caused the death of volunteers and wounding four others, one of them in a serious condition, who were transferred to nearby hospitals.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported three killed, two of which White Helmets.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Qaddour Adult male from Morek, also name as Omar killed
  • Omar Kayal Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Al-Diab Adult male injured
  • Name unknown Adult male injured
  • Name unknown Adult male injured
  • Name unknown Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (51) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Ali Qaddour, White Helmet volunteer allegedly killed by Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2020 (via abokusai8)
  • Omar Kayyal, White Helmet volunteer allegedly killed by Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2020 (via abokusai8)
  • Helmet on the ground after Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2020 (via abokusai8)
  • White Helmets ambulance damaged by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @RaedAlSaleh3 )
  • Via @alaaaldin_yousf
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    Funeral of Omar Kayyal
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    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
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    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • Ali Qaddour - via MMC
  • Via @abdalazezketaz
  • Via @SaedCharity
  • Via SCD
  • A statement by the Syrian Civil Defense accusing Russia of undertaking the airstrike that killed two SCD volunteers in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (SCD)
  • Omar Kayyal - Via Shabab Al Latamina
  • A Syrian Defense volunteer reported injured in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • A Syrian Defense volunteer reported injured in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • A Syrian Defense volunteer reported injured in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)

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
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (51) [ collapse]