Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4475

Incident date

October 10, 2022

Location

الأبزمو, Al Abzimo, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and between one and two women were injured in alleged Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling of Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022.

According to @SyriaCivilDefe, a child was killed and his mother was seriously injured by artillery shelling launched by the Syrian regime and Russian forces at a residential house and a wedding hall in Al Abzimo. A tweet from @anasanas84 identified one child killed and two women injured in the bombing.

Zaman Al Wasl reported that the child killed was 17-year-old boy “Mahmoud Al-Jassem” and two other women were seriously injured and taken to Atarib city hospital. Baladi News added that the child and his mother were displaced from the town of Sheikh Ali, west of Aleppo.

@Ahed_Slebi reported that the bombing struck a small, short wedding for some of the families from the village, killing the child and injuring his mom. However, @seerij80 tweeted that during the bombing, Mahmoud and his mom went outside of the house and that is where they were killed and injured.

An image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe shows the father of the child killed sitting next to the child’s body mourning his loss.

The majority of sources, including @abo_aljod84, reported that the Syrian regime was responsible for the artillery shelling. Baladi News specified that the regime forces used rocket-propelled grenades in the attack and Syria TV blamed the regime forty-sixth regiment. However, the Syrian Civil Defense attributed the shelling to both the Syrian regime and Russia.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mahmoud Al-Jassem 17 years old male killed
  • Mother of Mahmoud Al-Jassem Adult female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Body of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Body of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Body of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @seerij80)
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    Graphic image of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @abo_aljod84)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]