Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS048

Incident date

October 15, 2015

Location

الحاضر, Al Hader Hospital, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.990111, 37.051266 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian airstrikes hit the Al Hader hospital in southern Aleppo governorate on two consecutive days, “which led to the fall of victims, including members of the medical staff,” according to Eldorar.

The Violations Documentation Center later named 20-day old baby as a victim of the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Damage at al-Hader hospital following reported Russian airstrike Oct 15th 2015. (via Qasioun)
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    Twenty day old Ahmad Lahham found dead several days after al Hader hospital was targeted by Russian planes, 15th October 2015. (via: Shehab Agency)
  • Tweet saying opposition sources reporting dead in alleged Russian raids on al Hader hospital. 16/10/2015
  • Opposition sources tweeting news that dozens killed and wounded in alleged Russian raids on al Hader hospital. 15/10/2017
  • tweet confirming more than '30 raids by Russian aggression on the southern countryside of Aleppo' and the destruction of the hospital at al Hader. [Via: Husain2 ]
  • Free Syrian Army tweet confirming that alleged Russian planes launched raids on al Hader hospital and al Issa Hospital. 16/10/2015
  • HalabToday tweet showing signs of destruction in al Hader hospital following alleged Russian raids. [image no longer available]. 17/10/2015
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    Shehab Agency tweets a photo of the body of a baby who was found days after alleged Russian planes targeted a hospital in al Hader, 15th October 2015. (via Shehab News Agency)

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 confirms carrying out airstrikes in Aleppo governorate for October 15th-16th 2015 although made no direct reference to al-Hader: “Su-24M bombers hit a two-storey building, which the ISIS militants had used as command centre (Aleppo province). As a result, the target was destroyed by a direct hit of an air bomb.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]