Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1927

Incident date

February 26, 2017

Location

الحور, Al Hour, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.88256, 38.17169 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three medical staff were wounded in an airstrike which struck Al-Huda Surgical Hospital in Al Hour, Aleppo, local media report. According to sources, the hospital has been since rendered out of service. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Some blamed Russia, while others blamed the Syrian regime. The Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the Syrian regime and its allies were to blame. 

Al Jazeera reported that artillery was used in the raid. Initial reporting however did specify that air to ground missiles were seen.

Two ambulances were also reportedly destroyed in the raid, as was some of the surrounding area.

RFS news noted that the hospital served more than 300,000 people in the villages of Aleppo.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Hospital rendered out of service due to an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Hour, 26th Feb 2017. (via Halabtoday)
  • Hospital rendered out of service due to an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Hour, 26th Feb 2017. (via Abutaym_Halabi)
  • Hospital rendered out of service due to an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Hour, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart news agency)
  • Hospital rendered out of service due to an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Hour, 26th Feb 2017. (via Aleppo white helmets)

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 February 1st – 31st 2017.

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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (13) [ collapse]