Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4135

Incident date

November 6, 2019

Location

قرية شنان, Shannan village, Jabal Zawiya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.720956, 36.631882 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Between one and five hospital staff were wounded in two alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital for women and children in Shannan village, Jabal Zawiya, at dawn on November 6, 2019, local media reported.

The New York Times later geolocated the event.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian carried out two strikes on al Ikhlas Hospital located in southeast of Shnan village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, injuring two medical personnel, partially destroying the hospital’s building and severely damaging its equipment. As a result, the hospital went out of service”.

The White Helmets said three hospital staff were wounded, though the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Alarabiya News put the number at five. Two doctors and a nurse were reportedly injured in two consecutive dawn raids.

@RoaaMediaNews tweeted “Russian warplanes launched two raids on Al-Ikhlas Hospital in the village of Shannan of Jabal Al-Zawiya in Idlib countryside last night, which resulted in the injury of one of the staff and the hospital being out of service.”

The director of the hospital, Dr. Zuhair Qarat, told Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, “The hospital serves about 100,000 people, and it is a women’s and children’s hospital, and it includes a vaccination center… the injuries were slight because we evacuated the hospital after the first raid, while the second raid completely destroyed the hospital.”

The nurse at Al-Ikhlas Hospital, Ahmed Hamrin, told Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed that “Shanan Hospital was targeted at 1:30 on Tuesday – Wednesday night, by Russian warplanes, and the hospital is now almost completely destroyed. The bombing did not cause casualties, and was limited. The hospital is the only one in Jabal al-Zawiya, and the nearest hospital today is about 15 km away in Maarat al-Nu’man. Shannan Hospital used to give birth to between 100 to 150 women per month.” Al-Arabi added that the strike “resulted in the injury of a number of staff, and the children and infants escaped certain death, as the bombing did not destroy the incubators’ room, which was full of children.”

The Smart News Agency published images of destroyed “medical equipment and incubators”. A video posted by @SY_plus shows fires in the hospital as White Helmets try to put the fires out.

A tweet from @hayyanfreedom pointed out that “the Children and Women’s Hospital was permanently out of service after it was targeted by Russian warplanes at midnight last night with a double raid.”

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the airstrikes to Russia.

The incident occured at approximately 1:30 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (41) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Two air strikes on the women's and children's hospital in Shannan village resulted in two injuries to the medical staff working in the hospital"
  • Destruction of Ikhlas Hospital for women and children in Shannan village, Jabal Zawiya, following allaged Russian raids on Nov 6th 2019.
  • Translation: "Aerial photos show the devastation caused by the bombing of the Russian warplanes on the Ikhlas hospital in the town of Shannan in the southern countryside of Idlib"
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • The remains of Ikhlas Hospital following Russian airstrikes on Nov 6th 2019 (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Ikhlas Hospital, Nov 6th 2019 (via MMC)
  • The remains of Ikhas Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Nov 6th 2019 (via SO4HR)
  • The remains of Ikhas Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Nov 6th 2019.
  • Caption: The Children's and Women's Hospital in the village of Shannan in Jabal Al-Zawiya, in the southern countryside of Idlib, is out of service Because the warplanes targeted the hospital with several raids And a number of medical staff were injured (Image posted by @AlatrashGhaleb)
  • Caption: Violent raids by the Russian occupation forces on the southern countryside of Idlib, specifically the city of Jisr Al-Shughour. Today, at dawn, the raids targeted the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in the town of Shannan in Jabal Al-Zawiya (Images posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Caption: Violent raids by the Russian occupation forces on the southern countryside of Idlib, specifically the city of Jisr Al-Shughour. Today, at dawn, the raids targeted the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in the town of Shannan in Jabal Al-Zawiya (Images posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Caption: Violent raids by the Russian occupation forces on the southern countryside of Idlib, specifically the city of Jisr Al-Shughour. Today, at dawn, the raids targeted the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in the town of Shannan in Jabal Al-Zawiya (Images posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Caption translation: Russian aviation decommissioned the Shannan village hospital in Jabal Al Zawiya (Image posted by @QasiounAr)
  • Caption translation: Russian aviation targets the hospital of the town # Shannan for children in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the hospital being completely out of service and injuring a number of medical staff members this morning. (Image posted by @zamanalwsl)
  • Caption translation: Russian aviation targets the hospital of the town # Shannan for children in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the hospital being completely out of service and injuring a number of medical staff members this morning. (Image posted by @zamanalwsl)
  • Caption translation: Russian aviation targets the hospital of the town # Shannan for children in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the hospital being completely out of service and injuring a number of medical staff members this morning. (Image posted by @zamanalwsl)
  • Caption translation: Russian aviation targets the hospital of the town # Shannan for children in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the hospital being completely out of service and injuring a number of medical staff members this morning. (Image posted by @zamanalwsl)
  • Caption translation: # Zeitoun Agency: Pictures: The "Al-Ikhlas" Hospital was out of service due to a Russian air strikes that targeted it directly in the village of Shannan in # Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern Idlib countryside (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Caption translation: # Zeitoun Agency: Pictures: The "Al-Ikhlas" Hospital was out of service due to a Russian air strikes that targeted it directly in the village of Shannan in # Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern Idlib countryside (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Caption translation: # Zeitoun Agency: Pictures: The "Al-Ikhlas" Hospital was out of service due to a Russian air strikes that targeted it directly in the village of Shannan in # Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern Idlib countryside (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Caption translation: # Zeitoun Agency: Pictures: The "Al-Ikhlas" Hospital was out of service due to a Russian air strikes that targeted it directly in the village of Shannan in # Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern Idlib countryside (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Caption translation: In an ongoing air bombing campaign on Idlib cities and towns, the Russian warplanes launched two raids on Al-Ikhlas Hospital in the village of Shannan of Jabal Al-Zawiya in Idlib countryside last night, which resulted in the injury of one of the staff and the hospital being out of service. (Image posted by @RoaaMediaNews)

Geolocation notes

Geolocation by the New York Times, which published a major investigation into the event.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]