Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3376

Incident date

April 1, 2018

Location

أريحا, Ariha, Syria

Geolocation

35.81374, 36.60964 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Several air raids on the town of Ariha in Idlib province killed up to 12 civilians and injured many others, according to local sources.

Missiles “dismantled” the Al-Ameen Medical Complex at around 11am, wounding two medical staff and damaging five emergency vehicles, Baladi News reported. The hospital provided primary health care, a dialysis center and a physical treatment center.

Both Russian and Syrian forces were accused of carrying out the attack by sources on the ground.

The Al-Ameen Center for Humanitarian Support said Assad and Russia targeted medical centers and relief warehouses to increase the suffering of innocent people.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Strike target
    Hospital
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a strike on the Al-Ameen Medical Complex, April 1st 2018 (via Baladi)
    https://www.baladi-news.com/ar/news/details/29082/
  • The aftermath of a strike on the Al-Ameen Medical Complex, April 1st 2018 (via Baladi)
    https://www.baladi-news.com/ar/news/details/29082/
  • The aftermath of a strike on the Al-Ameen Medical Complex, April 1st 2018 (via Baladi)
    https://www.baladi-news.com/ar/news/details/29082/
  • Damaged equipment at the Al-Ameen Medical Complex, April 1st 2018 (via SN4HR)
    http://sn4hr.org/sites/news/2018/04/01/syrian-regime-forces-shelled-al-amin-medical-complex-ariha-city-idlib-subrubs-april-1/
  • Translation: "Heavy air raids on Jericho, Urm al-Jawz and Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib countryside"

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Strike target
    Hospital
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]