Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
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Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

YS083

Incident date

January 16, 2020

Location

اعزاز, Azaz

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians were injured in an alleged Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) or Syrian regime artillery strike on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on January 16th, 2020, according to local sources.

SyriaTV reported that “that the number of civilians injured in Azaz reached ten civilians, as a result of six Katyusha rockets falling on the city”. Their correspondent stated that in addition, several vehicles were burnt. The missiles were allegedly fired from SDF forces stationed in Tal Rifaat.

The Syrian Observatory reported that the airstrikes were carried out by Kurdish forces stationed in Marnaz. They counted the injury of eight civilians, including three children.

@AramMedia_N stated that Qasd militias were responsible, which we count under the SDF.  Our Syria, however, reported that an Assad militia stationed southwest of the city was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Damage after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime artillery strike on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on January 16th, 2020 (via @t53roiVLcFnzQap).
  • Damage after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime artillery strike on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on January 16th, 2020 (via @t53roiVLcFnzQap).
  • Aftermath of an alleged SDF or Syrian regime strike on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on January 16th, 2020 (via @t53roiVLcFnzQap).
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Kurdish or Syrian regime artillery strikes on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on January 16, 2020 (via @SY_plus).

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS082

Incident date

December 28, 2019

Location

عون الدادات , Aoun Al Dadat - Manbej, Aleppo , Syria

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that an SDF/YPG sniper shot dead the civilian Muhammad Sheikhou al Hamloush in Aoun al Dadat village in Manbej, Aleppo on December 28th, 2019.

No further details are available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS081

Incident date

December 9, 2019

Location

Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Several civilians were reportedly wounded in an alleged YPH artillery shelling of Afrin, according to multiple local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS080

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, one woman was reported killed and 15 other civilians including 8 children and 2 women were injured in alleged YPG shelling on Azaz, Aleppo in Syria on December 3rd, 2019.

The woman killed was identified as Zalikha Ahmed Kasaiba, 36 years old.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • One woman killed and seven including two women injured. (via SCD)
  • Aftermath of an alleged YPG mortar shelling on Azaz (via Halab Today)
  • A child injured in alleged YPG shelling on Azaz (via Syria TV).

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS079

Incident date

December 1, 2019

Location

أبو راسين, Abo Rasin, Hasaka, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that the civilian Abdul Hamid Al-Abdullah from Al Arada village was executed by YPG/SDF forces on a checkpoint in Abu Rasin in Haskah on December 1st, 2019.

No more details are available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Hamid Al-Abdullah Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS078

Incident date

December 1, 2019

Location

حي العزيزية, Al Aziziya neighborhood, Hasaka, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported executed by YPG in Hai Al Aziziya in Hasakah on December 1st 2019, according to local sources.

It was reported that Abdulwahed Khalil Al Kalash was shot dead when he tried to prevent YPG from demolishing his house that they deemed illegal and without a license.

Minbar Al Hasakah said that the victim is married, has two children and from Al Jbour tribe.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Abdelwahed Khalil Al Kalash was reported executed by YPG.

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS077

Incident date

November 27, 2019

Location

أعزاز‎ , Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three or four civilians including two women were reportedly wounded by alleged YPG artillery attacks in southern neighbourhoods of Azaz city, Aleppo governorate, on November 27th, 2019, according to local sources.

The Euphrates Post reported that “the YPG targeted the southern neighbourhoods of Azaz with more than six rocket-propelled grenades shortly before, wounding three civilians”. @ShahbaPress later wrote that four civilians, including a girl and an elderly woman, were injured in the attack.

Smart News Agency reported that “a source in the military police in the city said in a special statement to “Smart”, that four civilians, including two women were injured in an initial toll, as a result of the bombing of “SDF” rocket launchers on the residential neighbourhoods in the city of Azaz, from their positions at the Meng military airport, where civil defence teams worked to help them to Azaz Al Ahli Hospital”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by shelling on Azaz (via @MohmdKerndl)
  • Names of the four civilians who got injured in alleged YPG shelling on Azaz (via Our Syria).
  • One of four civilians reported injured in alleged YPG shelling on Azaz (via Our Syria).
  • One of four civilians reported injured in alleged YPG shelling on Azaz (via Our Syria).

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS076

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians were reported injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack on Azaz, Aleppo governorate in Syria, on November 23rd, 2019, according to local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Two civilians reported injured by shelling on I'zaz (via SCD).

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]