Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3665A

Incident date

May 6, 2019

Location

مشفى نبض الحياة - حاس, Nabd Al Hayat hospital - Hass, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and another injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Nabd Al-Hayat hospital in Hass, on May 6th, 2019.

Jamal Al Farhat named Abdullah Khaled Al-Farhat as the victim.

Airwars Syria Researcher spoke to a witness to this incident, Abu Abdallah who preferred to use a pseudonym and who was a staff at the hospital at the time when the airstrike happened. He said that the hospital was targeted on many different occasions:

1- May 5th at 10.30 pm the vicinity of the hospital was targeted by the regime using SU 22-and SU 24 warplanes  (No CIVCAS)2- May 5th at 3.30 pm directly targeted by Russia (No CIVCAS)
3- May 5th at with 3-4 barrels  (No CIVCAS)
4- May 6th at 1.05 am with Russia warplanes (CIVCAS reported) they weren’t able to reach the injured before 6 am. The injured where on the way to or from their poultry farm when the airstrike hit the hospital.

Human Rights Watch also reported that a civilian was killed and another injured by the airstrike on the hospital. They had been walking by when the attack took place. ” Messages from flight spotters known as “Sentry Syria,” reviewed by Human Rights Watch, indicated that Russian aircraft were in the area at the time of the attack.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the name of Abdullah Khaled Al-Farhat as a victim of an airstrike on May 9th.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • May 15, 2019: Before and after satellite imagery shows the damage caused by the May 5, 2019 attack on Nabd al-Hayat Hospital. Before: November 17, 2018. After: May 15, 2019. Satellite imagery © 2020 Maxar Technologies Source: Google Earth. (HRW)
  • May 15, 2019: Before and after satellite imagery shows the damage caused by the May 5, 2019 attack on Nabd al-Hayat Hospital. Before: November 17, 2018. After: May 15, 2019. Satellite imagery © 2020 Maxar Technologies Source: Google Earth. (HRW)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]