Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS037

Incident date

October 13, 2015

Location

حيان, Hayyan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.32417, 37.05886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians were reported killed in a confirmed Russian airstrike at Hayyan. Images showed heavy destruction in civilian neighbourhoods, with a number of badly injured people rescued.

The nearby Hraytan Hospital was also damaged according to Syria Relief and Development: “At 6:45 a.m. this morning in Syria, three Russian missiles targeted Hraytan Hospital, one of Aleppo’s largest hospitals, operated by U.S.-based nonprofit organization Syria Relief and Development (SRD). One missile fell directly in front of the hospital, landing about 90 feet from the hospital entrance and two rockets fell behind the hospital onto a building occupied by civilians. The attack resulted in three civilian injuries, including one child and two adults.”

Seven civilian fatalities, most from one family, were later named.

A woman named as Umm Thakla was also featured in a post-strike video from the town, mourning the reported loss of her entire family.

The incident occured at 6:45 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Mohammed Sabouh Rustom Adult male 55 years old killed
  • Khadija Deeboh Sabouh Rustam Adult female 18 years old killed
  • Anas Mohammed Sabouh Rustom Child male 17 years old killed
  • Rawiya Muhammad Sabouh Rustam Child female 17 years old killed
  • Adel Mohammed Sabouh Rustom Child male 12 years old killed
  • Mansour Mohamad Rustom Child male 9 years old killed
  • Mohammed bin Abdo Sabouh Rustom Child male 4 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Victim of an alleged Russian strike at Hayyan, October 13th 2015. (via Shaam News Network)
  • Rescue operation following an alleged Russian strike at Hayyan, October 13th 2015 (via Shaam News Network)
  • Rescue operation following an alleged Russian strike at Hayyan, October 13th 2015 (via Shaam News Network)
  • Footage showing aftermath of likely Russian strike on Darat Izza and Hayyan, 13th October 2015. (via Ibrahim Omar)
  • White Helmets rescuing civilians following what SN4HR says was regime shelling on Hayyan, 13th October 2015. (via, Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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 confirmed a strike at Hayyan for October 13th-14th 2015: “Near Hraytan, a Su-25SM made a strike against an ISIS ammunition and fuel depot. Direct hits of fragmentation air bombs completely destroyed the facilities.“

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
    8
  • (5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]