Up to seven civilians – of whom four were named – died and as many as eight others were wounded in an air or artillery strike on Nasib, according to local media. While most sources blamed Russia, there were also several allegations against the Assad regime.
According to Ara, “Russian warplanes targeted the vicinity of the hospital with several air raids using high-explosive space rockets. This destroyed the hospital building and was followed by artillery shelling targeting the the building directly. The hospital was completely put out of service”.
LCCSY put the death toll at four, including a woman, a young man and two children – and blamed Russian raids for the civilian harm.
However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian warplanes were responsible for the event.
A number of other sources blamed both Russia and the regime. For example, the Smart News Agency referenced “artillery shelling by regime forces and air raids likely conducted by Russian warplanes, focusing on the perimeter of the hospital, killing four civilians and wounding eight others”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gave the highest death count (of seven, including three women), but didn’t name the culprit.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Bayan Mohammad al-Rifaei Child female killed
- Sibal Qasem al-Rifaei Child female killed
- Qasem Mohammad al-Rifaei Adult male An Arabic teacher killed
- Fawzia Abo Atouk Adult female killed