Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS953

Incident date

June 29, 2016

Location

خان الشيح‬, Khan al Sheikh, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.373059, 36.112682 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported airstrikes targeted the Palestinian refugee camp Khan al-Sheikh, leading to the death of at least six civilians including one child and one woman. Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame for the attacks.

The highest death toll was given by Radar News, who reported eight civilians died. It said the strike also wounded at least 12 more – all of whom were reportedly Palestinian refugees.

According to Syria News Desk, “Khaled Al-Hamad, from Khan al Sheikh told Syria News Desk that the aerial and artillery bombardment targeted positions inside the camp, which led to casualties and the near completes destruction of homes. Additionally, there was damage to a school for the Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), buildings and other civilian property.”

Among sources pointing to Russia were LCCSY, Syrian News Network, ActionPal News, al-Aqsa, Syria News, Al-mustaqbl, Smart News Agency, al-Qanat9 and Shahba Press.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syria News Desk, Zaman al-Wasl, Qasioun and Baladi News blamed the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Suhaib Izzeddin 5 years old killed
  • Fathiya Nahar Age unknown female killed
  • Izzeddin Abu Al Nour Age unknown killed
  • Amer Nimir Age unknown killed
  • Ali Hasan Age unknown killed
  • Noureddin Nimir Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 8
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Civilians survey destruction at Khan al-sheikh, a Palestinian refugee camp (Tweet by @qudsn)
  • Material destruction, the result of alleged strikes on the Palestinian refugee camp, Khan al-sheikh (via Zamanalwasl)
  • A photo of the destruction at Khan al-Sheikh following alleged Russian raids (via Aqsatv news)
  • A photo published by Radar News of alleged victims following aerial bombardment on the Palestinian refugee camp, Khan al-Sheikh (via Radar News)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 8
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]