Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3877

Incident date

July 9, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A single source reported “wounded civilians” following airstrikes in Khan Sheikoun, Idlib, on July 9th.

Khan Sheikoun Lens cited “wounded civilians in the city of # Khan_ Sheikoun because of the targeting of Russian air strikes.” However, @HalabTodayTV  tweeted that no casualties were reported. The remaining sources didn’t mention civilian casualties.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Airstrikes by the warplanes targeted residential areas in Khan Sheikhoun and caused damage and the break-out of fires without civilian casualties.
  • SCD member responding to result of an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on July 9th, 2019. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • Image shared in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • 'Live from Khan Sheikhoun.'
  • An image shared to raids on Khan Sheikhoun on July 9th, 2019. (via @anasanas84)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]