Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1105

Incident date

August 6, 2016

Location

ملس, Malas, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.0041874, 36.4885569 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Thirteen civilians, including three to five children and two women, were killed and up to 30 more were wounded is missile strikes on Malas town, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Reports said that two of the four to six strikes directly hit Al Amal hospital, which specializes in pediatrics. At least four of those killed were hospital workers and both the operation and ICU rooms were completely destroyed. According The Guardian, the hospital provided medical care to an area of 70,000 – people that didn’t have access to another hospital close by – and received 250 patients a day.

The majority of sources assigned responsibility to Russian warplanes, but the Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the planes as belonging to government forces and their allies; while Alaraby and @ALAMAWI identified only the regime as being responsible.

Smart described the plane as being a Russian model “Sakhuy 24” warplane.

Graphic Videos and images documented the structural destruction and the injuries to the victims of the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Tareq Awad Abdul Baqi 50 years old male ambulance driver from the town of Mehambal. named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Abdul Qader Abdul Baqi Age unknown medic, named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Tareq Abdul Baqu Age unknown medic, named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Mohammad Bakran Age unknown a medic from Mar’yan, named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Ziad Ghali Age unknown a medic from Bsanqoul, named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Mustafa Mosab Amin Child named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Yasmin Ahmad Da’boul Child female named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Nadiya, known as Um Esam Age unknown named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Mohammad Alaa Qarmou Child male named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Eman Stouf Child female named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Manal Qarmou Age unknown named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Hamdi Abdel-Assi Age unknown named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Mohammed Khatib Age unknown named by Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian Human Rights Committee killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • (3–5 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–30
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • 'Tareq Awad Abdul Baqi, age 50, ambulance driver, from Mehambal town in Idlib governorate, died in government warplanes and its allies’ missiles fired on Al Amal Surgical Hospital in Malas town in Idlib governorate, August 6.' (via SN4HR)
  • The inside of the hospital which was targeted by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, The Guardian)
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    An image of an injured child waiting for medical assistance. (via, SN4HR )
  • The hospital which was targeted by alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids. (via, Shaam News)
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    A man receiving medical treatment following a targeted attack by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime forces. (via, Alaraby News)
  • A boy is rescued from the rubble following a targeted attack by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime forces. (via, Syriahr)
  • Attempts to clear the rubble following a targeted attack by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime forces. (via, Baladi News)
  • The aftermath of the raid. (via, Syrianewsdesk)
  • Images of inside the hospital. (via, SHRC)
  • Aftermath of the incident. (via, SN4HR)
  • AN injured man receives medical treatment following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Smart News)

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 August 1st – 10th 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
    13
  • (3–5 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–30
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]