An alleged Russian airstrike on a field hospital in northern Hama injured a number of people including medical staff and killed one, according to reports. Up to six rebels also died.
“Russian warplanes launched a raid at the field hospital in the town of Al-Lataminah countryside north of Hama, which inflicted casualties among the medical staff and led to the demolition of a large part of the hospital,” Masar Press reported.
Amjad, a doctor at the hospital, later told the Syrian Network: “At 9pm the observatories informed us about the presence of the Russian warplanes and we went to the hospital to shelter in it. However, the warplanes shelled the hospital with two vacuum missiles. The explosion was huge and the destruction was enormous. Most of the hospital’s staff and cadres were injured and the anesthesia technician suffered a severe brain injury then died due to his injuries on 28 October 2015. The lab technician was also injured and his leg was amputated as a result, while the rest of the medical staff were mildly injured and sustained bruises.”
The Syrian Network has named the anaesthetic technician as Sameer Mohamad Al Hajan, pictured below, a 37 year old man married with two children.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Sameer Mohamad Al Hajan Adult male An anesthesia technician from Al Latamna city in Hama killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
There is no published Russian Defence Ministry record for October 22nd-23rd 2015.