Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3924

Incident date

July 20, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian at least was reported injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes or artillery shelling on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Syria on July 20th, 2019 according to local sources.

Palmyra Post reported that young man Mahmoud Khaled Al Hamroush was injured as a result of airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun.

However, @MasarPressNet said that more than one casualty took place as a result to airstrikes in both Khan Sheikhoun and Jabal Al Arabeen in Idlib without specifying the number in each.

Bawaba Hama said that the Syrian regime targeted the city with heavy guns, however, @OtmanAlkneter tweeted that Russian forces were to blame for the incident. Some sources didn’t attribute blame to any belligerent.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "The sky is raining missiles and barrel bombs on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib's countryside. Assad is a criminal killer."
  • Caption translation: "The brutal bombardment of Khan Sheikhoun continues until the moment by the Russian occupation forces."

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
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]