Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1852

Incident date

January 23, 2017

Location

المهدوم , Al Mahdoum, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.101544, 37.877598 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of civilians were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on a clinic in Al Mahdoum, according to local media.

Syrianewsdesk reported: “The Russian warplanes aimed two rockets at the town of Al Mahdoum, under the control of the ISIS in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, injuring civilians and striking the only dispensary in the town.

“A civilian source from the town, who preferred not to be identified, told Syrianewsdesk that the two raids hit the clinic, which serves more than 20,000 people, resulting in the injury of a number of civilians, as well as the destruction of most of his equipment, leaving the clinic out of service. The wounded were taken to hospitals in the city of Raqqa which is under the control of the organisation [IS}.”

However, SYReporter blamed the regime, reporting “the helicopter flight of the Assad regime cast an explosive barrel in the vicinity of the agricultural extension building in the town of Al Mahdoum”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a strike on the clinic in Al Mahdoum, Jan 23rd( via Syrianewsdesk)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]