Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1076

Incident date

July 31, 2016

Location

عندان, Anadan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.29353, 37.04466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Four civilians died and seven others were wounded in airstrikes on Anadan, local sources said, though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Most of the sources, however, attributed the event to Russia.

According to a Facebook post by Anadan Hospital, “Russian warplanes shelled the hospital with parachute missiles and poisonous missiles containing gas. This destroyed the hospital completely, which was the only one in the northern countryside  still operating.” The hospital posted a series of images showing the destruction.

Anadan Media put the death toll at four.

According to the Shaam News Network, both Russian and regime warplanes carried out raids. It said that “warplanes targeted civilian houses and main streets in the city with rockets, resulting in three martyrs and the injury of several more people – some critically. Civil defense teams worked to transfer the bodies to hospitals, while raids caused widespread destruction to residential buildings and public facilities”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Zamzam 37 years old male killed
  • Abdullah Haj Ahmad Shaheen Age unknown male killed
  • Yunus A’war 33 years old killed
  • Ibrahim Ali Juneid Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Anadan Hospital, July 31st (images via Anadan Hospital on Facebook)
  • A destroyed hospital interior in Anadan - the results of suspected Russian warplane shelling (via Anadan Hospital)
  • Medical equipment strewn across the room in Anadan hospital - the impact of alleged Russian shelling (via Anadan Hospital)
  • A room in Anadan hospital - Russian warplanes allegedly struck with parachute missiles and poisonous missiles (via Anadan Hospital)
  • Dust settled on a room in Anadan Hospital - the aftermath of alleged Russian shelling (via Anadan Hospital)
  • A room in Anadan Hospital - destroyed following alleged Russian warplane shelling (via Anadan Hospital)
  • A hospital room left in ruin following alleged Russian shelling on Anadan (via Anadan Hospital)
  • The night time scene in Anadan - flames and smoke rise above the hospital where alleged Russian warplanes struck (via Enab Baladi)
  • Smoke clouds rise above Anadan - the source alleged Russia responsible (via Anadan media)
  • Suspected Russian strikes on Anadan leave plumes of smoke above the neighbourhood (via Anadan media)
  • Footage of suspected Russian warplane shelling on the last remaining hospital in the area - the hospital was consequently out of service (Youtube via Alan tv)
  • The White Helmet team collects body parts of civilians killed in suspected Russian shelling on Anadan. Footage also shows mass material destruction (Youtube via Anadan Media Center)

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 has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 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
    4
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]