Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3860

Incident date

August 27, 2019

Location

الغدفة, Al Ghadafa, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Several civilians were wounded in an alleged Russia or regime airstrike on a hospital in Al Ghadafa, according to sources on the ground.

Smart reported: “two guards are still trapped under the rubble of the hospital targeted by Russia vacuum missiles, noting that civil defense teams are trying to reach the scene of the bombing to save the wounded, but the continued shelling prevented it.Local sources pointed out that the target hospital is mainly out of service as a result of previous shelling of Russia and regime forces.”

According to the White Helmets, “two civilians were injured and material damage was reported due to the targeting of a hospital in al-Ghadfa town in Idlib countryside by warplanes last night [Aug 27th], where violations of the Assad regime and its Russian ally continue to target medical and vital facilities in northern Syria.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “Fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired a missile on Martyr Myassar al Hamdo Hospital in al Ghadafa village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially destroying its building and fence, on August 27. We note that the hospital went out of service on August 16, due to the recent military campaign carried out by Syrian- Russian Alliance forces on the fourth de-escalation zone”.

@ShahbaPress  tweeted that the hospital was “destroyed”.

Etilaf  noted that Russia carried out a strike at 10.35pm.

The incident occured at 10:35 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets attend the scene of a strike in Al Ghadfa, Aug 27th (via White Helmets)
  • The ruins of Martyr Myassar al Hamdo Hospital in al Ghadafa following an alleged Russian strike on Aug 27th (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]