Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4114

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

مشفى الإيمان في قرية سرجة, Al Iman Hospital in Sarja village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly injured by a Russian airstrike on Sarja village, Idlib.

Shaam News gave a detailed account of events without mentioning civilian harm: “Today, Sunday, Russian warplanes targeted a medical hospital in the village of Sarjah in Jabal Al-Zawiya, causing great damage to the hospital and its exit from service, as part of the policy of total destruction of all life in the regions that Russia is targeting with its military campaigns.

The Idlib Free Health Directorate said that the Russian occupation aviation targeted at dawn today, Sunday, January 26, 2020, Al-Iman Hospital in Sarjeh village in Jabal Al-Zawiya, causing great damage to the hospital’s departments and equipment and its departure from the service, and the targeting injured a number of patients from the hospital’s reviewers. No injuries are reported among the medical personnel.”

HalabToday said that one man was injured and that the hospital was destroyed.

IdlibPlus, Local Coordination Committees of Syria and Syria Civil Defense also reported one injury.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria said the strike occured at 4.08am and IdlibPlus said “after midnight” as did Halab Today

The incident occured between 12:00 am and 4:08 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Destroyed hospital after alleged Russian airstrike on Sharjah on January 26th, 2020 (via SN4HR)
  • Destroyed hospital after alleged Russian airstrike on Sharjah on January 26th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Destroyed hospital after alleged Russian airstrike on Sharjah on January 26th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Destroyed hospital after alleged Russian airstrike on Sharjah on January 26th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]