"Russia published evidence of its strike on a hospital in Syria": debunking the lies of the West

On February 25, 2021, the Russian military for the first time provided footage of the use of Iskander-M OTRK in Syria. In the West, they immediately rushed to accuse Russia of "self-exposing", fearing accusations Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in the supply of low-quality weapons.

For example, the American edition of The Drive writes that the video presented by the Russians is not dated, and the missile-hit building is a hospital in the city of Azaz, located in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. From this, it was concluded that the footage was the very blow that all Western media trumpeted in February 2016, accusing Russia.

Russia has published evidence of its strike on a hospital in Syria

- believe in the West.

However, these claims are false, as data from Google satellite maps easily refute them. The first photo was taken in October 2015, and the second is dated March 2016. It is easy to see that the building is intact.

In January-March 2018, Turkey and the pro-Turkish armed formations of the Syrian opposition are conducting a military operation "Olive Branch" in the north of the SAR to oust Kurdish troops from the Afrin region (western part of Syrian Kurdistan). They take over the hospital, kick out the remnants of the staff and set up a headquarters there.

The following photo, taken in July 2018, shows the aftermath of a missile attack. Parts of concrete structures scattered throughout the hospital are clearly visible. It turns out that the Iskanders hit this object not in 2016, but in 2018, when there was no hospital there at all.

At the end of 2018, the building began to be actively renovated. It was completely restored in 2019.
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  1. chemurij Offline chemurij
    chemurij (chemurij) 27 February 2021 12: 41
    The news is well-presented, everything is clear in the case, everything is in order with the arguments.
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  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 27 February 2021 13: 15
    I believe that Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) should apologize for the incorrect information in his comment on 25.02. And in the future, do not be fooled by "white helmets".
    If Russia is ashamed to publish footage of the crimes of the bombing strikes on Syria by the United States and Israel, and have not learned how to create their own, well, at least quickly, they learned how to refute these fakes.
    1. Mykola Onishchenko (Mykola Onishchenko) 27 February 2021 14: 48
      In fact, let these Americans and Israelis follow the example of Russia - in 7 years of constant bombing from high altitudes by FABs over the squares, not a single civilian casualties. And the secret is simple - they are registered as militants. Simple and elegant. Learn, piandos!
      1. meandr51 Offline meandr51
        meandr51 (Andrei) 28 February 2021 21: 31
        To teach the United States is only to spoil. Even in Vietnam, they recorded all those killed in the Viet Cong ...
    2. Uneven Offline Uneven
      Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 28 February 2021 11: 24
      Russian shelling of this hospital was reported back in 2016. Russia denied these charges. Later, Russia was accused of several more shelling of other hospitals. For example, an investigation by The New York Times says that in May 2019, at least 12 hospitals were attacked within 4 hours: this was proved by transcribing the conversations of military pilots with dispatchers, as well as analyzing aircraft observations and eyewitness accounts. newspaper.
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 27 February 2021 18: 30
    It turns out that the Iskanders hit this object not in 2016, but in 2018, when there was no hospital there at all.

    - the true truth comes out that after the Iskander, indeed, no hospital remained in sight ...
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 27 February 2021 20: 12

      The true truth ...
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 28 February 2021 21: 37
        For people with short memory.

        Saddam Hussein's chemical attacks in Sardasht and Halabch

        Since the beginning of Operation Val Fajr 10 on the northern front and the capture of Halabcha, Iraqi aircraft have used mustard gas, nerve gas and cyanide to bomb cities and surrounding villages, leaving more than 9 people exposed to chemicals and 000 Iraqi Kurds died in the most horrible way. After the incident, the British newspaper "Guardian" called a chemical attack on Halabcha
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 28 February 2021 23: 12
          Vladest... For the goofy. British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that it was not possible to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, suspicions of the presence of which were the main reason for the attack of the allied forces led by the United States and Great Britain on the Saddam Hussein regime.

          Today, murderers, deceivers and fraudsters blame Russia.

          The killers killed everyone.

          Hiroshima and Nagasaki (right)

          The deceivers have deceived everyone.

          And this is the duty of the scammers.

          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 2 March 2021 17: 35
            Quote: isofat
            Hiroshima and Nagasaki (right)

            First, you protect the criminal Hussein. who used chem. weapons against the Kurds later committed aggression by occupying the sovereign state of Kuwait. Now you have taken on the task of defending the militaristic Japan, the former ally of Germany and Italy during the Second World War and the former enemy of the USSR by logic. For you, the millions of Chinese killed by Japan are nothing?
            The next step I think from you will be Hitler. Will you justify him too? After all, Hamburg
            the allies bombed the same.
            How many of you hiding there ...
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 2 March 2021 17: 55
              Vladest, I defend my country from slanderers. Why are you trying to lie to me now?
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 2 March 2021 17: 58
                Quote: isofat
                Vladyest, I am defending my country from slanderers. Why are you trying to lie to me now?

                Defending while protecting criminals? Your clients, the Japanese in China, massacred Nanjing without exception. Well, I'm waiting about Hamburg. How do you feel sorry for the Germans, who were responsible for the deaths of 27 million Soviet citizens.
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 2 March 2021 18: 17
                  Again, you're lying, the Japanese are not my clients, and so on.
                  But I must say that your reaction and powerlessness are pleasant to me. yes
                  1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                    Vladest (Vladimir) 5 March 2021 10: 44
                    All I see is that someone is protecting the criminal Hussein. And to defend it, he cites the example of a US nuclear strike on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Or was the United States not an ally of the USSR? The World War was going on. If you had not defeated the enemy, then you would not have existed now.
                    Nuclear weapons applied first then who first invented it. If Japan had nuclear weapons, they would not have thought for a second that they would throw a bomb at YOU.
                    There is no need to defend criminals. You should remember in how many hours the Germans turned Stalingrad into ruins.
                    1. isofat Offline isofat
                      isofat (isofat) 5 March 2021 14: 56
                      Quote: Karl Ludwig Berne
                      Everyone has the right to be stupid, only this right should be used in moderation.
                      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                        Vladest (Vladimir) 6 March 2021 00: 59
                        I explained to you that Hussein is a criminal and even explained why. So it is for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What does this have to do with slandering the Russian Federation?
                      2. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 6 March 2021 02: 17
                        Vladest... Sorry, but I don't know how to help you, alas. At first I thought you were pretending. In short! I'm not offended by you.
                      3. Vladest Offline Vladest
                        Vladest (Vladimir) 7 March 2021 17: 14
                        You seem to have already forgotten the essence of the conversation. As you are trying to shield Hussein, you began to defend the Japanese militarists.
  • Diver d Offline Diver d
    Diver d (Oleg) 27 February 2021 19: 07
    Come on, what is really there. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was pierced twice. The first time with a Syrian hospital, they exposed themselves on video, and then with statements that Iskander was not used in Armenia. In war, as in war. And if we take into account the very weak knowledge of foreign languages ​​by the military, we can talk about a miracle in general. Israel, in order to avoid conflicts, generally issues all messages in Russian, so as not to waste extra time)))
    1. avg Offline avg
      avg (Alexander) 28 February 2021 14: 10
      Israel is generally better off being silent. In all languages.
    2. Diver d Offline Diver d
      Diver d (Oleg) 28 February 2021 19: 33
      I quote from El Murid's blog. This news is in the TOP 1000.

      The Russian Ministry of Defense, in order to prove that the Iskanders can still fly and even explode, published a video footage of the use of these complexes in Syria.

      The Syrian opposition has already commented on the publication. The footage of the video contains a plot of a hit on a children's hospital in the city of Azaz in 2016. The fact of shelling this object was previously categorically denied. But today I got on the video of the Ministry of Defense itself.

      Most likely, everything turned out normally. They gave a command from above, as a result, the performer (some young lieutenant, or even a girl-designer in general) made a selection of what was, that's why the club shots got into the cut. And the source codes were also given to the lieutenant or the girl by about the same colleagues from the secret part on the principle: "this, this is that record." To understand what was previously denied and what was not, the authorities did not condescend - he already has a lot of worries. And who will understand?

      Now, of course, uncomfortable questions may follow, but the military's line is always simple: the enemy slanders.

      I think there is nothing more to add ...
  • Sergeant Offline Sergeant
    Sergeant (Sergeant) 28 February 2021 00: 04
    That is, in the opinion of the author of the article, under the guise of Iskander's strikes, the Ministry of Defense published Turkish artillery strikes? This is a powerful excuse.
    MoD denied everything, and now shows footage of the impact on this hospital.
    Well, in general, this whole thing is easily googled, and you can see from the images that the blow really was on the hospital.

    Geolocation (36.573696,37.021193)

    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 28 February 2021 09: 07
      I already thought that I was not reading correctly. The author did not even mention Turkish artillery strikes at all. Read carefully!

      Iskanders hit this target not in 2016, but in 2018, when there was no hospital there at all.
    2. avg Offline avg
      avg (Alexander) 28 February 2021 14: 13
      1.Do you read the articles yourself, or are they translated for you? 2. Are you guided by time?
  • Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 28 February 2021 18: 03
    All this would seem like the truth, it may even be true, if not for the boasting of the Russian Aerospace Forces themselves.

    We flew over 35 sorties in Syria

    And then some kind of hospital. On the network you can find hours of video where the Russian Aerospace Forces strikes at residential buildings, where people are clearing the debris from bomb strikes and where the victims of these strikes are dragged. So do not get away with it.
    Thousands of witnesses to the actions of the RF Aerospace Forces walk on the ground. You can prove anything for yourself, but this is only for yourself, for internal use.
  • KulerRuler Offline KulerRuler
    KulerRuler (Sergei) 2 March 2021 18: 22
    I am confused by the trees at the top of the photo. Three on the left and six on the right. Only a photo dated 2016 matches the video. Although I may be wrong and there is an explanation for this.