Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1396

Incident date

October 3, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians died and dozens more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on a hospital in al Sakhour, Aleppo, according to local media.

Most sources claimed that six or seven civilians were killed, among these hospital staff and civil defense workers.

Syria News Desk provided details from the incident, reporting that “seven construction workers were killed and more than a dozen others injured, including civilians, at noon today [Oct 3rd], in a Russian airstrike on a  field hospital in the Al sakhur neighbourhood”.

An Aleppo resident, Said Mohammed Fadel, told Syria News Desk that the victims were construction workers: “The workers were renovating the hospital building, which was put out of service yesterday because of the destruction”.

Also, TRT al-arabiya reported that out of the seven victims, “five of them were builders and two were medical staff”.

According to local sources, such as el-Wehda and Sada al-sham, members of the civil defense were also among the victims.

Halab News Network (who counted six civilian casualties following the raid) named four of the six.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yusuf Badi Age unknown male named by Halab News Network killed
  • Mohammad Houriya Age unknown male named by Halab News Network killed
  • Abu Haydar Age unknown named by Halab News Network killed
  • Sami Baidoun Age unknown named by Halab News Network killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Al-Sakhour hospital was struck by an alleged Russian raid on October 3rd 2016. (via, Orient News)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Skahour hospital. (via Elwehda)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Skahour hospital. (via AA)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Skahour hospital. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Skahour hospital. (via AMC)
  • Attempts to clear the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Skahour hospital. (via AMC)

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 October 1st – 19th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]