Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1127

Incident date

August 12, 2016

Location

كفر حمرة, Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.255362, 37.087714 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Airstrikes reportedly destroyed a Pediatrics and Gynecology hospital on 12th August 2016 in Kafr Hamra. At least three civilians were killed, and seven or more wounded, mostly members of a medical staff, women, or children. Some of the personnel working in the hospital were affected; both a nurse and an ambulance driver were killed in addition to another medical staff member that was injured.

Photos published by the Syrian Network for Human Rights showed the destruction of patients’ rooms and storage areas of the hospital.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russia was responsible for the airstrikes. While the majority of sources, including the Shaam News, attributed the attacks to Russian planes, a few sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and @ALAMAWI, blamed the regime for the attacks. The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “government warplanes and its allies” were responsible.

A number of sources noted the use of artillery in Kafr Hamra on this day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nizar Ismail 29 years old male ambulance driver killed
  • Mahmoud Barakat Age unknown male killed
  • Zainab Khalil 50 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Nizar Ismail, an ambulance driver, killed in an alleged raid on Kafr Hamra. (via, Halab Today)
  • Nizar Ismail, an ambulance driver, killed in an alleged raid on Kafr Hamra. (via, SN4HR)
  • Inside of the Pediatrics & Gynecology hospital in Karf Harma which was targeted on 12th August 2016. (via, SN4HR)
  • Inside of the Pediatrics & Gynecology hospital in Karf Harma which was targeted on 12th August 2016. (via, SN4HR)
  • Exterior of the Pediatrics & Gynecology hospital in Karf Harma which was targeted on 12th August 2016. (via, SHRC)
  • Inside of the Pediatrics & Gynecology hospital in Karf Harma which was targeted on 12th August 2016. (via, SHCR)
  • Inside of the Pediatrics & Gynecology hospital in Karf Harma which was targeted on 12th August 2016. (via, Bof-sy)

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 12th – 13th 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
    3
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]