Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3941

Incident date

July 23, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheihkhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian male was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib governorate, on July 23rd, 2019, according to local sources. In addition, the strikes reportedly led to the destruction of civilian homes and of “the last automated bakery in the city”

The Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib reported that “the city of Khan Sheikhoun was subjected to 15 airstrikes by warplanes, while helicopters dropped barrel bombs on residential neighbourhoods.” According to the SCD, the strikes caused “the death of a man, the destruction of the last automated bakery in the city, and a very large amount of damage to civilian homes.”

Shaam News Network also reported a killed civilian as the result of Russian airstrikes on the city.

While @baladinet work tweeted that regime forces bombed Khan Sheikhoun with rocket launchers, @jisirtv reported airstrikes by regime warplanes. @OrientNews, on the other side, tweeted that Russian warplanes targeted the city.

Syrian Civil Defence teams worked to inspect the targeted sites, conduct search and rescue operations and recover the body of the victim from the rubble.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]