Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3918

Incident date

July 19, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were injured when alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes struck residential neighborhoods in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, according to local sources.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense forces, the attack was carried out from a helicopter that dropped 20 explosive barrels and used artillery and rocket fire including 26 air-to-surface missiles and 2 rockets with cluster bombs.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime forces and claimed one of their helicopters dropped a barrel bomb near an ambulance of Civil Defense in Khan Sheikhoun, partially damaging the ambulance.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (30) [ collapse]

  • Khan Sheikhoun was struck with alleged Syrian or Russian fired missiles on July 19th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Translation: Warplanes and helicopters of the Assad regime bombed intensively the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib with vacuum missiles and barrel bombs.
  • Translation: Dozens of air strikes by the Assad regime militia on the city of Khan Sheikhoun.
  • Translation: Dozens of air strikes from warplanes and helicopters with barrel bombs and missiles target and destroy the remainder of Khan Sheikhoun, and the bombing continues until this moment.
  • Translation: Dozens of air strikes and artillery shells hit the city of Khan Sheikhoun, massive property damage.
  • Translation: Khan Sheikhoun. Morning!
  • Pictures from the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, the moment it was bombed by dozens of airstrikes.
  • Translation: Khan Sheikhoun and a campaign of bombing and destruction in the city. More than 110 raids have been done since the morning until now.
  • Translation: Russian warplanes and helicopters bomb the city of Khan Sheikhoun with more than 20 air strikes, and warplanes are still bombing the city.
  • Translation: Five hours of continuous bombardment with air strikes, cluster bombs, barrel bombs and rocket launchers from the Assad gangs and occupying Russia on the city.
  • Translation: Khan Sheikhoun a while ago. The criminality of Assad and Russia.
  • Translation: Airstrikes on the city of Khan Sheikhoun from the warplanes of the Assad gang and the Russian Crusaders Campaign today 7/19/2019
  • Al-Jazeera Mubasher correspondent: Civilians were wounded in the Russian warplanes bombing of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib countryside.
  • Translation: Part of the destruction caused by dozens of raids on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib today.
  • An image from the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, the moment it was bombed by dozens of airstrikes. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • An image from the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, the moment it was bombed by dozens of airstrikes. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • An image from the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, the moment it was bombed by dozens of airstrikes. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • An image from the city of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib, the moment it was bombed by dozens of airstrikes. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Russian warplanes and helicopters bombed the city of Khan Sheikhoun with more than 20 air strikes. (via @AbdulrazakSY)
  • Aftermath of Russian/Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Aftermath of Russian/Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Russian/Syrian regime raids on Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Russian/Syrian regime raids on Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Russian/Syrian regime raids on Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Russian/Syrian regime raids on Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Destruction caused by dozens of raids on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib on July 19th, 2019. (via @anasanas84)
  • Destruction caused by dozens of raids on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib on July 19th, 2019. (via @anasanas84)
  • Destruction caused by dozens of raids on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib on July 19th, 2019. (via @anasanas84)
  • Destruction caused by dozens of raids on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib on July 19th, 2019. (via @anasanas84)
  • Khan Sheikhoun on July 19th, 2019. (via SCD)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]