Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4451

Incident date

July 22, 2022

Location

الموزرة, Al Mozra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in alleged Syrian regime or Russian shelling of the village of Al Mozra on July 22, 2022.

The Syrian Civil Defense (@SyriaCivilDefe) tweeted that one civilian was wounded by artillery shelling by the Syrian regime and Russian forces on the village of Al Mozra. Various other sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also mentioned that one civilian was injured in this incident.

A tweet from @Military_OST identified “civilians” as being wounded in artillery shelling but did not identify how any civilians.

Enab Baladi News and Syria TV reported that civilian homes were affected by artillery shelling in the villages of Hmeimat, Shaghouret and Al Mozra, resulting in damage to residential buildings.

The majority of sources, including @freeehsem, Al-Jazeera’s correspondent in Syria, attributed the incident to Syrian regime forces while the Syrian Civil Defense (@SyriaCivilDefe) referred to the shelling as being carried out by Syrian regime and Russian 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
    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, Syrian Regime

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Smoke caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of the village of Al Mozra on July 22, 2022. (Image posted by @Military_OST)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military 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
    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, Syrian Regime

Sources (12) [ collapse]