Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1041

Incident date

July 24, 2016

Location

Hakim hospital, Al Shiaar neighbourhood, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.220166, 37.120025 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

One child died in an airstrike on Hakim hospital, a specialist children’s hospital in Aleppo – and reportedly the last remaining in the city. Sources alleged the hospital was targeted or struck twice in 12 hours. But it was not clear who was responsible, with sources pointing to both Russia and the Syrian regime. 

A video by Smart News network blamed Russia and the regime. It reported: “Al-Dakkak surgical hospital in Aleppo came out of work after being targeted three times by warplanes and helicopters belonging to  Russia and the regime, causing the death of one person and wounding a number of medical staff. Dr Abu Ismail said, ‘This is the  the most important hospital in liberated areas of Aleppo, and one of six hospitals that were targeted yesterday – in addition to the blood bank which was targeted almost three times.’ The Director of Health in Aleppo, Dr Abdul Basit Shyoukh, said that on Sunday, four hospitals were put out of service along with the Central Blood Bank, due to aerial bombing by regime and Russian aircraft on the Shia’ar neighborhood in the city”.

In a subsequent report by Smart, Dr Abdul Basit Shyoukh added that ” Al-Hakim Hospital is the only remaining hospital in the city”.

The report added that “a newborn child was killed in al-Hakim hospital due to the strike”. Alsouria – also blaming both Russia and the regime – said that the child was just two days old.

AMC named the victim and reported that he died “due to the dust and rubble when the hospital was targeted with aerial bombardment”.

According to Step, the victim died in a second strike on the hospital, saying that “he died while on the breathing assisting device he was put on after the first airstrike. He choked to death due to the dust and rubble.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Al-Shibli Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A video listing the alleged victims of airstrikes on July 24th 2016 - The two year old child, Ali Alshibi listed @0'14" (Youtube via Halab Today)
  • SN4HR report entitled ‘No less than 59 medical centers have been targeted by Russian forces since its intervention in Syria.” - on Page 10 the report states "Ali al Shibli suffocated to death in his incubator" following warplane strikes. (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

  • SN4HR report entitled ‘No less than 59 medical centers have been targeted by Russian forces since its intervention in Syria.” - on Page 10 the report states "Ali al Shibli suffocated to death in his incubator" following warplane strikes. (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 16th – 27th 2016.

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]