Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R915a

Incident date

July 16, 2016

Location

مشفى عمر بن عبد العزيز في حي المعادي, Omar Abd Al Aziz Hospital, Al Maadi, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, there were injuries to medical staff and material damage to the Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital in the Maadi neighbourhood in Aleppo on July 16th 2016 after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime missile targeted the healthcare facility.

Other local sources, such as Radio Al Kul and @salqin also described that there were deaths but did not state the number. It reported that there were “martyrs, wounded, and massive destruction of residential buildings, and Omar Bin Abdul Aziz hospital was out of service as a result of the helicopters dropping naval mines on the neighbourhood of Maadi in the old Aleppo.”

There was a mixture of reports blaming both the Russian forces and the Syrian regime. Aleppo AMC posted on Facebook that the “Regime’s helicopters targeted with more than eight naval mines Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • @AFPar photo of two paramedics at the Omar Abdel Aziz Hospital in the Maadi neighbourhood which was reportedly targeted by Russian or Syrian regime missiles on July 16th 2016 (Image via Twitter)
  • @SN4HR tweeted that their were "government warplanes bombarded with missiles near Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital in the neighbourhood of Aleppo" on July 16th 2022 (Image via Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]