Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1584

Incident date

November 15, 2016

Location

قرية عويجل, Aweijal, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.179537, 36.952987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A named civilian man and two unidentified civilians allegedly died as a result of airstrikes on the Baghdad hospital in Aweijal village, Aleppo, according to multiple local sources.

Sources added that a number of medical staff were injured. Annahar cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who didn’t identify a culprit. Reportedly the attack on the hospital came as part of a series of attacks in a 24 hour period on three Aleppo hospitals.

The source, Masaralrabi, blamed both the regime and Russia as culprits in strikes across Aleppon on three separate hospitals. Sdusyria blamed only Russian forces, as did @tv_shada and @Syria_Tweets. 

The Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the event to “government warplanes”. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Imad Mohammad Zeitoun Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • A reporter reveals the destruction of the inside of a hospital following airstrikes on Aweijal, November 15th (via SNN)
  • Baghdad hospital in Aweijal suffered significant material following suspected airstrikes - the source alleged "government warplanes" responsible. November 15th (via @SN4HR)
  • Photographs of the destruction at Baghdad hospital, Aweijal, following suspected airstrikes, November 15th (via @plespost)
  • Destruction in the hospital, the source suspected Russia to blame for the attacks, November 15th (via @tv_shada)
  • A hospital room destroyed in Aweija following suspected Regime or Russian strikes, November 15th (via @Syria_Tweets)
  • Emad Mohamed Zaitoun, killed in alleged airstrikes on Aweija, November 15th (via Anadan Martyrs)

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 specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 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
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]