Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS949

Incident date

June 27, 2016

Location

الباب, Al-Bab, Surgical Hospital, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.371972, 37.51631 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that two airstrikes hit the hospital in al-Bab city, causing the death of up to eight civilians, including two children and wounding up to 20 more. Included in the death count were up to five medics and two bodyguards. Sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

Baladi News received reports from two medical staff who told the source that the air raid caused “The martyrdom of eight civilians, including a baby girl and injury of 20 others”.

Likewise, the Free Syrian Army reported that: “Heavy shelling targeted the hospital wounding four of the medical cadre and the martyrdom of two bodyguards of the patients in the hospital. Additionally, a baby girl who was in an incubator died because her oxygen supply was cut off by the bombing”.

The culprit was contested. Syria News Desk attributed the strike to the Syrian regime, putting the death toll at five, including a doctor. It added that ten others, including five of the medical staff, were wounded.

Four other sources – Syrian Network for Human Rights, Halab News Network, Step Agency Bews and Jsirtv – reported that the airstrikes were carried out by Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Civilians pulled from the rubble in al-Bab following suspected airstrikes (Tweet by @jisirtv)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]