Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3871

Incident date

July 4, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Khan Sheikoun, Idlib, on July 4th.

Macro Media Center alleged that “two civilians were killed, and another wounded, in Khan Sheikhoun city after being targeted by three fighter jets”, attributing the attack to the Syrian regime.

Another source, @ANews_Arabic, referred to the death of “four civilians, including two children”, and “10 wounded in airstrikes by Russia and the Syrian regime”, listing a number of locations, including Khan Sheikoun.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Caption: Two civilians killed as a result of Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun city in Idlib countryside.

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]