Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4028

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Syria Civil Defense reported the “martyrdom of a civilian and wounding three others, as a result of the targeting of Khan Sheikhoun, Sheikh Dams and the town of Kafr Sijana, Russian warplanes, helicopters and rocket launchers, our teams were there with civilians.”

Step News said that both the Syrian regime and Russia were involved in this incident.

It is unclear which casualties occurred in Khan Sheikhoun at this point.

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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

Sources (2) [ 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
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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

Sources (2) [ collapse]