According to local media, alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes hit and destroyed a major hospital in al-Sakhour in Aleppo, killing up to four civilians and wounding 15 more.
Al Jazeera reported: “Russian and Syrian warplanes shelled the biggest hospital still working in Eastern Aleppo, destroying it and forcing it out of service, as well as killing two people and wounding others”.
Sky News also referred to the hospital as “the biggest in Eastern Aleppo”, reporting that it was “bombarded for the fourth time on Saturday [Oct 2nd]. Four people were killed and 15 at least wounded”.
But Focus Aleppo reported that no civilians were killed, citing the director of hospital who said that “no staff were in the hospital at the time and that no casualties were reported.”
While most sources (Nader, @abd_horan, @Syriapost1, @abdulgrafordyab, al Araby TV, and Focus Aleppo) attributed the incident to Russia, Al-Jazeera pointed to both the Assad regime and Russia as the culprits.
However, according to SMO, explosive barrels holding chlorine were dropped on the building. They described how the chloride fell into a water tank which allegedly made it less effective.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st – 19th 2016.