On 16 June 2023, Tal Rifaat Hospital in the northern countryside of Aleppo was allegedly struck by a Turkish artillery strike. The Health Authority in the area reported that four civilians were injured in the strike, including one of the medical staff who works in the hospital, while other sources referred to “members” of the medical staff being injured. According to the statement, 25-year-old Mukhlis Ahmed Nassan, 40-year-old Abdullah Abdul Rahman Murad, 45-year-old Muhammad Hamid and 27-year-old Mustafa Hassan have all suffered from injuries, with two in a critical condition.
The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, the Health Body, the Health Authority and the local news outlet, ANF, documented the event, with calls for the ‘international community to put pressure on the Turkish occupation state to stop its brutal attacks’.
A Facebook post from Serhed Amara pointed out that it seems that a Russian base is located next to the hospital in Tal Rifaat.
According to North Press Agency, the shelling occurred in the center of the town and also resulted in material damages to the residents’ properties.
All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the shelling to Turkish forces.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mukhlis Ahmed Naasan 25 years old injured
- Abdullah Abdul Rahman Murad 40 years old injured
- Muhammad Hamid 45 years old injured
- Mustafa Hassan 27 years old injured
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Reports of the incident mention the Tal Rifaat Hospital (مشفى تل رفعت) for which the generic coordinates are: 36.470464, 37.079211. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.