Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Country
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Incident Code

R4454 YS145

Incident date

July 30, 2022

Location

كفرتعال, Kafr Taal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.152222, 36.893333

Airwars assessment

Two children were killed and up to two others were injured in artillery shelling allegedly carried out by Russian forces, the Syrian regime, or the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Syrian Civil Defense tweeted (@SyriaCivilDefe) that two children, Youssef and Abdul Baset Jadoua, were killed and the father of Youssef, named Mustafa Jamil Jadoua, and Ahmed Naji Doreesh were injured, one of them seriously, when Syrian regime and Russian forces shelled the village of Kafr Taal. Civil Defense volunteers inspected the location of the bombing and transferred the injured civilians to hospitals. A tweet and image posted by the Civil Defense indicated that the victims were drinking tea together when the shelling happened.

@anasanas84 also reported that two children were killed but identified only one “young man” as being injured in the shelling.

According to the correspondent of “Zaytoun Agency” in Aleppo countryside, residential neighborhoods of Kafr Taal were struck with three artillery shells. Shaam news added that the shelling occurred on a public street in the center of the town.

A video posted by @77Mikiy is said to show the mother of one of the victims saying goodbye to her child who was killed in the shelling.

The majority of sources, including Shaam News and @OrientNews, attributed the shelling to the Syrian regime while the Syrian Civil Defense blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian forces while Al Souria news stated that the Syrian regime and the Syrian Democratic Forces were responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Youssef Jadoua Child killed
  • Abdul Baset Jadoua Child killed
  • Mustafa Jamil Jadoua Adult male Father of Youssef injured
  • Ahmed Naji Doreesh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of blood of one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Blood of one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteer evacuates one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • According to the Syrian Civil Defense, civilians were killed while drinking tea by shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted on Twitter)
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    Graphic image of one of the children killed in shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of blood of one of the victims of shelling of Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A video from the Kafr Taal massacre, which was committed by the Assad terrorist militia today, "The mother, her child and the last farewell" #Kafr_Tal_massacre #Alepp
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    Very graphic images of the victims of shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @thawra_sy4)
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    Survivors recount their testimonies to Orient... Victims, including children, in shelling by Assad militia on Kafr Taal village, west of Aleppo
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    Very graphic image of one of the children killed in shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @ahmads2021)
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    Very graphic image of one of the children killed in shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @Hanzpal2)
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    Graphic image of one of the victims of shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @tw67462611)
  • One of the victims of shelling on Kafr Taal on July 30, 2022. (Image posted by @ezaldeen_98)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafr Taal (كفرتعال), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.152222, 36.893333. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

YPG Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS143

Incident date

July 25, 2022

Location

اعزاز, A'zaaz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.573739, 37.021200

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was killed and two others were injured in alleged SDF or Syrian regime artillery and missile shelling of A’zaaz on July 25, 2022

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a displaced woman was killed by missile shelling in the vicinity of a Turkish base in the A’zaaz countryside. @Sharqya_reporte identified the shelling as also occurring near the National Hospital.

@Sharqya_reporte tweeted that Azaz Health Directorate provided details that Mrs. Aziza Al-Mohammed, displaced from the town of Tal Al-Dhaman, is the civilian killed.

Shaam News report that in addition to the woman killed, “a number” of civilians were wounded while Euphrates Post pointed out that “others” were wounded. Baladi News  provided the injury toll of two civilians injured.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the Syrian regime or the SDF were responsible for the incident, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights attributing the missile shelling to regime forces while Shaam News blamed the SDF. @SyriaCivilDefe reported that the missiles came from “areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces” and the Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the missiles came from Minnegh Military Airbase in Aleppo governorate.

@Sharqya_reporte identified “rocket-propelled grenades” as being used in the attack, while Radio Al Kul reported that the bombing involved artillery and missiles.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Aziza Al-Mohammed Age unknown female displaced from the town of Tal Al-Dhaman killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • One of the victims of alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz being carried by Syrian Civil Defense volunteers on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by Shaam News)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers inspect shells following alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers inspect shells following alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers load a victim of alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz into an ambulance July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Smoke from alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @humam_isa)
  • Our correspondent in the northern countryside of Aleppo: SDF terrorist militias renewed their bombardment with rocket-propelled grenades on the outskirts of the city of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the National Hospital (المشفى الوطني في اعزاز) within the city of Azaz (أَعْزَاز), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.573739, 37.021200. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Azaz are: 36.5868, 37.0481.

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YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS142

Incident date

July 24, 2022

Location

كفرجنة, Kafar Jana, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.589314, 36.951344 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A civilian or civilians were injured in an alleged Syrian Democratic Forces artillery attack on Kafar Jana, Afrin, Aleppo on July 24, 2022.

Multiple sources reported a civilian was injured, including Zaman Al Wasl, which referred to the civilian’s injuries as minor. @Moohame34921486 tweeted that multiple civilians had been injured as a result of this incident.

@Syriacivildefe tweeted that the attack lead to an outbreak of fires in the forests of Kafr Jannah in which the civil defence team had to fight to put out.

@KARA9660478 reported as many as 7 rockets fell on Kafar Jana and Zaman Al Wasl mentioned that civilian homes in the vicinity of the village were also destroyed.

Multiple sources claimed this was a result of SDF shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • More than seven rockets fell on the Kafr Jannah area, from the Qasd militia

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Kafar Jana (كفرجنة), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.589314, 36.951344. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS141

Incident date

July 24, 2022

Location

مخيم كويت الرحمة, Kuwait Al Rahma camp, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.481444, 36.906889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians have been killed and five injured, including a women and children, due to multiple alleged missile strike by the YPG forces on the Kuwait al- Rahma camp for internally displaced people, Afrin, Aleppo on July 24, 2022.

Multiple sources named the civilian Hassan Shaban Madino, a young man who was displaced from Anjara as being killed in the strike. @zenayosf put the civilian casualties as high as three, tweeting photos of two men killed in the strike and a search for the third.

Zaman Al Wasl reported as many as five civilians injured in the strike, while @adhman-syria1 tweeted that children had been amongst the civilians injured. Multiple sources corroborated that one women was amongst those injured by the strike.

@hamza_hindawie tweeted a video showing a child being rescued from under a damaged structure. Multiple sources corroborated that the number of civilian casualties may rise as there were still people trapped under rubble.

The strike reportedly took place at 10:30 am according to Radio al Kul. It was one of several missiles which had hit the village of “Jurh Kalbayn” and the Kuwait al-Rahma camp, both in the northern countryside of Aleppo reported by Zaman al Wasl news.

SNHR reported that three residential buildings were completely destroyed and two were partially damaged. Multiple sources shared pictures of the destroyed buildings.

Zaiton Mag called the attack a “serious war crime”, with SCD adding that the international community is silent about these terrorist attacks on defenceless civilians.

Multiple sources claimed this was an attack from the SDF. KKS-SY news however reported it to be a PYD-PKK militia attack aimed to destabilise security. The SCD also mentioned that the missiles came from an area “controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces”.

The SDF Press condemned the actions and denied involvement reporting that the accusations were “unproven non- investigation based”, instead claiming that the attack is part of a Turkish offensive.

The incident occured at approximately 10:30 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (40) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (29) [ collapse]

  • Frightened and stunned, he holds his doll that he managed to save after the bombing destroyed his temporary home in a camp near the city of Afrin, north of #Aleppo. His eyes tell a story of death and displacement that no one else knows, an unknown future and lost dreams.
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
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  • The effects of the destruction left by the shells of the Qasd militia targeting the Kuweit al-Rahma camp near the city of Afrin in the countryside of Aleppo
  • Displaced people were wounded as a result of rockets fired by the SDF on the "Kuwait camp" in the countryside of Afrin, north of Aleppo
  • SDF bombed a camp for the displaced in the countryside of Afrin, Turkey announces the killing of the SDF's Ayn al-Arab operations commander
  • One dead and wounded as a result of artillery shelling targeting the "Kuwait Al-Rahma" camp for the displaced on the outskirts of the city of Afrin, north of #Aleppo | Report: Mohamed Al-Jazaery #News
  • A media activist monitors the site of the bombing in "Kuwait al-Rahma" camp in Afrin, which was targeted by "SDF" with rocket-propelled grenades, which resulted in the death of a young man and the injury of others.
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  • https://archive.is/zr0JS "We saw the world was dead"... Orient's reporter monitors the testimonies of residents of the #Kuwait_camp in #Afrin countryside after it was targeted by #SDF missiles
  • The effects of the destruction left by the shells of the Qasd militia targeting the Kuweit al-Rahma camp near the city of Afrin in the countryside of Aleppo

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  • Tagged audio-visual material from sources. Imagery Syria Civil Defence

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (40) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS140

Incident date

July 13, 2022

Location

مريمين, Marimeen, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.918889, 36.413056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces or Syrian regime artillery shelling of the town of Marimeen on July 13, 2022.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that a civilian was injured when artillery shells struck the town of Marimeen and that their volunteers rushed the injured civilian to the hospital. Shaam News referred to “civilians” being wounded in the shelling but did not identify how many civilians.

According to @free_sy_news, the damage that resulted from the shelling “was limited to material.”

Various sources that reported on the incident put the number of shells that fell on the village of Marimeen between three and four, with @jabha_sy specifying that 60mm mortars were part of the bombardment and fell on houses and shops in the town.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the SDF or SDF controlled areas while the Syrian Civil Defense identified the shells as coming from areas controlled by the SDF and regime forces but did not identify who was responsible. Ugarit Post reported that Turkish forces bombed the villages of Marimeen, Mara’anaz and Soghanka in Sherawa district but did not attribute any civilian casualties to Turkish forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Turkish Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers treat a civilian injured in artillery shelling in Marimeen on July 13, 2022. (Image posted by the Syrian Civil Defense via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by alleged SDF or regime shelling of Marimeen on July 13, 2022. (Image posted by Zaiton Mag)
  • Smoke caused by alleged SDF or regime shelling of Marimeen on July 13, 2022. (Image posted by @zaHgWzi5xJG5Ipn)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Marimeen (مريمين), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.918889, 36.413056. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

YPG Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Turkish Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS139

Incident date

July 5, 2022

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.573739, 37.0212 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces or Syrian regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, three civilians were injured when a missile struck the area near the Security Directorate at the outskirts of Azaz city. This missile strike coincided with clashes near Azaz between Kurdish forces and Turkish-backed factions. @ShahbaPress also identified “injuries” as resulting from the strike but did not report how many while @EuphratsPostNews referred to “two civilians” as being wounded. @HalabTodayTV stated that the two civilians affected were “slightly injured”.

Shaam News identified the location of the incident as occurring in the vicinity of the National Hospital in Azaz, attributing the missiles to the SDF. @OrientNews specified that the shelling affected residential neighborhoods while @idleb_online referred to “the hideouts of mercenaries” as being the targets.

The correspondent of the Syrian news agency, “SANA”, reported that the bombing occurred in the center of the city and came in two phases, with a short interval of time between them.

The @SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that the shelling came from “areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces” without specifying which forces were responsible for the shelling. The majority of other sources attributed the strikes to the SDF, with  Syria TV identifying the shells as coming from “the Mara’anaz and Tal Rifaat areas, which are under their control”.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • A Syrian Civil Defense volunteer inspects the site of alleged SDF or regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Shell from alleged SDF or regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers respond to the site of alleged SDF or regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022. (Image posted by @khaleedalkhteb)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers respond to the site of alleged SDF or regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • People gather around the site of alleged SDF or regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the National Hospital (المشفى الوطني في اعزاز) within the city of Azaz (أَعْزَاز), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.573739, 37.021200. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Azaz are: 36.5868, 37.0481.

YPG Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1982

Incident date

July 4, 2022

Location

الزر, Al Zer, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two children under the age of 18 were killed during a joint Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces airdrop operation in the village of Al Zer on July 4th, 2022. Sources were conflicted as to whether the two killed were civilians or members of ISIS.

Al Khabour posted on Facebook that a young man named “Muhammad Fateh Khalaf Al-Daham” and another person were killed during an airdrop operation carried out by the Coalition in the village of Al Zer. Euphrates Post added that the other person killed was an IDP and @19had93eel identified the two people killed as civilians.

According to @syria_news123, a “citizen” was killed and another was wounded by the SDF during an operation with the support of the “American occupation forces,” with @19had93eel specifying that Coalition helicopters participated and that the occupation was carried out at dawn.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated that the two men that were killed were accused of working for ISIS and were killed when they resisted arrest. Activists specified to SOHR that one of the men killed was detained for about four months by the SDF and had been released in April, while the other man was accompanied by his mother and was working to distribute financial guarantees to the women of ISIS in the area.

Private sources told Euphrates Post that the operation was carried out at a house near the “Al-Munkar” neighborhood that was inhabited by a displaced family from Aleppo and resulted in the death of a 14 year old member of ISIS named Omar who was from Aleppo whose father was a former member of ISIS and was detained by the SDF, while the other child killed, Muhammad Fateh Khalaf Al-Daham, was a 17 year old who had been released from SDF prison two months ago. The sources added that  the two people killed had been holding a lunch feast and that Coalition drones had been flying in the area at the time.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the two people were shot and killed when SDF personnel raided a house while Orient News referred to the operation as involving “light bombs”.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • (0–2 children)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces
  • Suspected target
    ISIS
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–2

Sources (18) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Democratic Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces
  • Syrian Democratic Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • (0–2 children)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces
  • Suspected target
    ISIS
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–2

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS138

Incident date

June 27, 2022

Location

البلدق, Al Baldak, Jarablus, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.668925, 37.896056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, one girl and her mother were injured at dawn on June 27th 2022 by a reported missile shelling attributed to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) / PKK/PYD or the Syrian regime in the town of Baldaq in the countryside of Al-Dhahirah area in Jarablus, in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, Syria.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported that the mother was injured critically.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Two civilians, a mother and daughter, were injured after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime missile hit Baldaw on June 27th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Two civilians, a mother and daughter, were injured after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime missile hit Baldaw on June 27th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Two civilians, a mother and daughter, were injured after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime missile hit Baldaw on June 27th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Two civilians, a mother and daughter, were injured after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime missile hit Baldaw on June 27th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Two civilians, a mother and daughter, were injured after an alleged SDF or Syrian regime missile hit Baldaw on June 27th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Baldak (البلدق), for which the generic coordinates are:36.668925, 37.896056. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

YPG Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]