Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3547

Incident date

September 1, 2018

Location

حاس, Hass, 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

Between one and three medical staff members of the Nabd Al Hayat Hospital or Sham Hospital in the town of Hass were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on September 8th, 2018, according to local sources.

@BonnieKipperman reported that the Sham hospital had completely run out of service due to barrel strikes by Syrian regime helicopters, leading to the injury of two medical staff members. @ShehabAgency reported the injury of three people, whereas @StepAgency only mentioned one wounded.

The Syrian Civil Defence rushed to the location of the raids to help the injured and extinguish fires, explicitly stating that it had not recorded any fatal casualties.

Whereas several sources, such as Edlib Media Center, reported the targeted hospital was Nabd Al Hayat Hospital, others reported that Sham Hospital had been targeted. It is possible that these are names for the same hospital.

While most sources blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes, Step Agency blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia. Hence, this incident is graded as contested.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (27) [ collapse]

  • Damaged hospital after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via SN4HR).
  • Damaged vehicle after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Centre).
  • Hospital room after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Centre).
  • Aftermath of alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Centre).
  • Damaged hospital hallway after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstries on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Centre).
  • Damaged hospital room after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Centre).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Centre).
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hass, 8th Sept 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Translation: "Video: Less than 24 hours after the end of the Security Council session in Idlib Al-Assad helicopters bombed the town of Hass Hospital in the southern countryside of Idlib with explosive barrels and removed it from service 8-9-2018. This comes hours after targeting the Civil Defense Center in Khan Sheikhoun this morning" (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Translation: "Sham Hospital in the southern town of Hass in Idlib countryside has completely abandoned its service due to its targeting by barrel bombs by Assad's helicopters and reports of two injuries to the medical staff" (via @BonnieKipperman).
  • Rubble after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @BonnieKipperman).
  • Damaged hospital room after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @BonnieKipperman).
  • Alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @BonnieKipperman).
  • Translation: " Pictures of the "Hass town" hospital in # Idlib are out of service after being targeted by barrel bombs by regime forces, which resulted in the injury of three people" (via @ShehabAgency).
  • Damaged vehicle after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @ShehabAgency).
  • Damaged hospital room after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @ShehabAgency).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer trying to extinguish a fire after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @ShebabAgency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @ShebabAgency).
  • Translation: "Helicopters of Assad's gangs bombed with barrel bombs the hospital in the town of Hass in the southern Idlib countryside, which led to his complete departure from service" (via @MMCSYR2).
  • Translation: "Shelling with explosive barrels from helicopters was exposed to a medical point on the outskirts of the town of Hass in the southern Idlib countryside, which led to the burning of the place of the shelling, immediately the civil defense went to the location of the raids, and worked to aid the injured, and put out the fires resulting from the shelling without recording human casualties" (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to extinguish a fire after alleged Syrian regime or Russian arstrikes on a hospital in Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Syrian regime or Russian arstrikes on a hospital in Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to extinguish a fire after alleged Syrian regime or Russian arstrikes on a hospital in Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Translation: "Sham Hospital in the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib has completely abandoned its service due to its targeting by barrel bombs by Assad's helicopters and reports of two injuries to the medical staff" (via @almo3tasem91).
  • Alleged Syrian regime or Russian arstrikes on a hospital in Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via @almo3tasem91).
  • Damaged hospital after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Ibrahinm ibrahim on Facebook).
  • Rubble after alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Hass, September 8th, 2018 (via Ibrahinm ibrahim on Facebook).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]