Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3024

Incident date

February 14, 2018

Location

حاس, Haas, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.616349, 36.593399 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, killing up to three civilians, including one child, as well as wounding several more, local media reported.

The aerial shelling struck the Sham Surgical Hospital, rendering it inoperable. Al-Adiya’s correspondent reported that the hospital was left “completely out of service after three consecutive Russian raids targeting the hospital building directly.”

Smart News Agency, who cited activists, reported that two civilians were killed by shrapnel while riding a motorcycle in the near vicinity of the strike.

Moreover, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the death of a child named Mohammad Mus’ab al Da’eef, who died on February 15th due to the wounds he sustained on February 14th.

According to the local reports, at least one and up to several medical staff members were injured.

All known sources pointed to Russia as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Al-adaeya News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • The Sham Surgical Hospital in Haas, Idlib, was left in rubble following the alleged Russian shelling on February 14th, 2018 (via Hadi Abdullah)
  • The child Mohammad Mus’ab al Da’eef died on February 15th due to the wounds he sustained on February 14th, 2018, following alleged Russian shelling of Haas, Idlib (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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 - 28th 2018.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]