Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS469

Incident date

January 27, 2016

Location

عندان, Anadan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.29353, 37.04466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One adult male civilian, was killed and ten others injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on a charity hospital in Anadan, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Abdul Rahman Abeid died when Russian warplanes fired missiles on Anadan.

A later report by SN4HR gave more details, explaining that the victim was an assistant surgeon from the city of Efreen in Aleppo who worked in the charity hospital. They said that he was married and a father of two children and was killed when alleged Russian planes struck with cluster munitions, targeting the hospital in which he worked.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also blamed Russian, but referred to the one victim as “a nurse“, adding that 10 others were killed in the raid and that the hospital was put out of service.

Activists told the Shaam News Network that Russian planes carried out the air strike using highly explosive missiles, resulting in  destruction of large sections of the hospital, the death of one employee and the injury of others.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Rahman Abeid Adult male named by Syrian Network for Human Rights, an assistant surgeon killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • 'Abdul Rahman Abeid, surgeon assistant died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Anadan city in Aleppo governorate, January 27th 2016.' (via SN4HR)
  • Alleged Russian warplanes missiles fired on charity hospital in Anadan city in Aleppo governorate, damaging it severely and rendering it almost inoperable. (via, SN4HR)
  • Alleged Russian warplanes missiles fired on charity hospital in Anadan city in Aleppo governorate, damaging it severely and rendering it almost inoperable. (via, SNN)
  • 'Abdul Rahman Abeid, surgeon assistant died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Anadan city in Aleppo governorate, January 27th 2016.' (via SN4HR)
  • 'Abdul Rahman Abeid, surgeon assistant died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Anadan city in Aleppo governorate, January 27th 2016.' (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its military report published on 1st February 2016, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last week, the Russian aircraft in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 468 combat sorties engaging 1354 terrorists’ infrastructural facilities in the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Raqqah, Daraa and Deir ez-Zor provinces. Among them – 24 ones were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers from the Russian territory…Near Jeb Ghabishah (Aleppo province), a Su-24M bomber destroyed ammunition and POL storages of the ISIS terrorists.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]