Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1131

Incident date

August 12, 2016

Location

حيان, Hayyan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.32417, 37.05886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Another hospital was reportedly struck on 12th August 2016. At least 12 civilians including four women and between eight and ten children died, and up to 15 more were injured, in five air raids launched against the town of Hayyan, according to sources on the ground.

The children’s hospital was reportedly destroyed by the airstrikes, which resulted in the death of a nurse, a paramedic, and many of the children that were patients in the hospital. In addition, other members of the medical staff were injured from the attack.

Following the airstrikes, the hospital was rendered out of service.

The majority of local sources, including Al Jazeera and Halab Today, attributed the airstrikes to Russian planes, while other sources were unclear as to whether the planes belonged to Russia or the regime. LCCSY, Damas Coordinate and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime for the raids.

@ALAMAWI and @shababRevolution published very graphic images of the bodies of children that were killed in the airstrikes.

The Violations Documentation Centre named the victims and also reported three unidentified male children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (9)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 14
  • (8–10 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]

Media
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    Civilian casualties being removed from the area in Hayyan which was targeted by Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SN4HR)
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    Civilian casualties being removed from the area in Hayyan which was targeted by Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SN4HR)
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    Civilian casualties being removed from the area in Hayyan which was targeted by Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SN4HR)
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    Civilian casualties following an airstrike in Hayyan by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SN4HR)
  • Aftermath of the incident in Hayyan. (via, Syriahr)
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    Bodies of women and children on the side of the road where they were targeted by alleged raids. (via, Alamawi)
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    Bodies of women and children on the side of the road where they were targeted by alleged raids. (via, shababRevolution)
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    Bodies of women and children on the side of the road where they were targeted by alleged raids. (via, shababRevolution)

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
    12 – 14
  • (8–10 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]