Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3904

Incident date

November 6, 2019

Location

قرية شنان, Shannan village, Jabal Zawiya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.720956, 36.631882 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Between two and five hospital staff were wounded in two alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital  for women and children in Shannan village, Jabal Zawiya, local media reported.

The New York Times later geolocated the event.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian carried out two strikes on al Ikhlas Hospital located in southeast of Shnan village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, injuring two medical personnel, partially destroying the hospital’s building and severely damaging its equipment. As a result, the hospital went out of service”.

The White Helmets said three hospital staff were wounded, though the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number at five. Two doctors and a nurse were reportedly injured in two consecutive dawn raids.

The Smart News Agency published images of destroyed “medical equipment and incubators”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (25) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Two air strikes on the women's and children's hospital in Shannan village resulted in two injuries to the medical staff working in the hospital"
  • Destruction of Ikhlas Hospital for women and children in Shannan village, Jabal Zawiya, following allaged Russian raids on Nov 6th 2019.
  • Translation: "Aerial photos show the devastation caused by the bombing of the Russian warplanes on the Ikhlas hospital in the town of Shannan in the southern countryside of Idlib"
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The remains of Ikhlas Hospital following Russian airstrikes on Nov 6th 2019 (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The remains of Ikhas Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Nov 6th 2019 (via SO4HR)
  • The remains of Ikhas Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Nov 6th 2019.

Geolocation notes

Geolocation by the New York Times, which published a major investigation into the event.

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
    2–5
  • 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

Sources (21) [ collapse]