Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
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Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

YS075

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

قرية المعلك, Al Ma’lek village , Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, three civilians were injured in an YPG artillery attack on Al Ma’lek village, near Ayn Issa in Raqqa, Syria on November 23rd, 2019.

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
  • 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 (4) [ 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
    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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS074

Incident date

November 21, 2019

Location

قرب قرية الحمدانية, near Al Hamdaniya village, Al Hasaka, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was injured with YPG fires as they tried to disperse a demonstration near al Hamdaniya village in Hasaka, Syria on November 21st, 2019, according to local sources.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS073

Incident date

November 19, 2019

Location

عريضة , Aridha, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was reported killed and his family members injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack on Aridha village in Raqqa governorate, Syria on November 19th, 2019 according to local sources.

The child killed was identified as Ezzeddine Al Sayyad and he is between 3 or 4 years old.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ezzeddine Al Sayyad Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Ezzeddine Al Sayyad was reported killed, and his family members injured in an alleged YPG attack on Aridah village in Raqqa (via @Sy_intelligence).

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 child)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS072

Incident date

November 19, 2019

Location

أعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and between seven and 15 others including two children injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack on Azaz in Aleppo governorate, Syria on November 19th, 2019, according to local sources.

The civilian killed was identified as Muhammad Mustafa Amouri, aged 30 and he died shortly after he was moved to hospital. According to @Gaber11518504, Muhammad’s two brothers were killed before and he was the only remaining son for his family.

According to Al Modon, six katyusha rockets landed on a al-Jawalat Street in the middle of the popular market, at times when it was crowded causing a big number of casualties.

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (22) [ collapse]

  • Syrian child injured in an alleged YPG attack in Azaz - Aleppo was moved to a Turkish hospital (via Qasioun)
  • Aftermath of an YPG alleged attack on Azaz in Aleppo. (via Qasioun)
  • Aftermath of an YPG alleged attack on Azaz in Aleppo. (via Qasioun)
  • Aftermath of an alleged YPG attack on Azaz - Aleppo (via AMC)
  • Alleged YPG attack on Azaz - Nov 19th, 2019 (via STEP)
  • Alleged YPG attack on Azaz - Nov 19th, 2019 (via STEP)
  • Alleged YPG attack on Azaz - Nov 19th, 2019 (via STEP)
  • One civilian killed in an alleged YPG attack on Azaz - Nov 19th, 2019 (via STEP)
  • A child injured in an alleged YPG attack on Azaz in Aleppo - Nov 19th, 2019 (via AMC)

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS071

Incident date

November 19, 2019

Location

جرن الحاج صالح - تل أبيض, Jarn Hajj Salih, Raqqa - Tal Abyad, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two female children were reported killed and ten other civilians injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack with a Grad rocket on a school building turned into a shelter for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Jern Al Haj Salih in Tal Abyad, Raqqa governorate in Syria, on November 19th, 2019 according to local sources. The injured civilians were moved to Turkish hospitals for treatment.

The village where the attack took place is currently controlled by the Syrian National Army which fights the Kurdish forces along with Turkey. The pictures posted by local sources show a big amount of destruction to the school/shelter.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Aleppo Media Center
  • AMC

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
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS069

Incident date

October 29, 2019

Location

ريف تل أبيض, Tal Abyad countryside, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed in the Tal Abyad countryside due to shelling by alleged YPG/SDF forces on October 29th, 2019, according to local sources.

The Raqqa Observatory for Human Rights reported mortars killed civilians Mahmoud Al Sayyad and Ibrahim Al Hassan. The Syrian Human Rights Committee published the same names, and blamed ‘shelling of the SDF and YPG militia’.

Further details are unavailable right now.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (3) [ 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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS068

Incident date

October 28, 2019

Location

العريضة, Al Arida, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were killed by mortar shells allegedly fired by YPG, or were executed by the SNA in Al Arida village, north of Ain Issa, on October 28th, 2019, according to local sources.

The victims were identified as Mahmoud Al Zaher aged 60 and Barho Al Alou aged 65.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (6) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Free Syrian Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Free Syrian Army
  • Free Syrian Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS067

Incident date

October 27, 2019

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one woman was injured after alleged YPG, PYD and/or SDF artillery strikes on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on October 27th 2019, according to local sources.

@SyrianCoalition reported that one woman was injured by the artillery strikes. According to STEP Agency, the rocket-propelled grenades came from “Kurdish units stationed at Meng Airport and Ain Dokna City”. They reported “civilian casualties”, but did not clarify numbers.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “one citizen and child” were wounded and that the attacks came from Kurdish militants stationed in Marnaz. Yeni Safak wrote that the militants were stationed in Tel Rifaat area.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG/PYD artillery strikes on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on October 27th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • The aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG/PYD artillery strikes on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on October 27th 2019 (via SCD).
  • The aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG/PYD artillery strikes on the city of Azaz, Aleppo governorate, on October 27th 2019 (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
    1–2
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]