Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3981

Incident date

July 30, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that an unknown number of civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes, which targeted residential neighbourhoods in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib countryside around 12:30 PM on July 30th, 2019.

Step Agency wrote that “the Russian air force targeted several airstrikes in Khan [Sheikhoun], Moka and Jbala villages in the southern countryside of Idlib, injuring a number of civilians.” Horrya also reported that civilians were injured in strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, Moka and Jbala, but did not specify a number.

@mohamadsalomala tweeted that around 12:30 PM, “an air strike by Russian warplanes targeted residential neighbourhoods in the city of Khan Sheikhoun.”

@syrian191124 reported “Attacks by a Su22 warplane with vacuum missiles targeting the Al Latamine area and the vicinity of Khan Sheikhoun.”

The incident occured at 12:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]