Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4481

Incident date

October 28, 2022

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, three from the same family, were injured by a a double tap shelling carried out by the Syrian regime and/or Russian forces against the city of Darat Izza on October 28, 2022.

According to the @SyriaCivilDefe, four civilians, three of them from the same family, were wounded when two cars were hit by guided missiles launched by Syrian regime and Russian forces near the eastern entrance to the city of Darat Izza.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Syrian regime forces initially fired an anti-tank thermal missile, immediately followed by an artillery attack using multiple shells, which hit civilian vehicles in the area and wounded four civilians, in addition to heavily damaging cars. The incident occurred in the al-Ashrafiya area in eastern Darat Ezza city.

The majority of sources reported that both the Syrian regime and Russian forces were responsible for the shelling, while @anasanas84 attributed the incident to only the Syrian regime. Daret Izza media center and other local sources identified thermal missiles as being used in the attack, while @abo_aljod84 and others mentioned guided missiles.

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
    4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civil Defense volunteers assist a civilian injured by alleged Russian and regime strikes near Darat Izza on October 28, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    The first moments of our teams’ response to a double attack with guided missiles by the regime forces and Russia, today, Friday, October 28, targeting two cars at the eastern entrance to the city of Darat Izza, west of #Aleppo, wounding 4 civilians.
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian and regime strikes near Darat Izza on October 28, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    4 civilians were injured when their car was targeted by Assad militia with a guided missile on the eastern outskirts of the city of Darat Izza, west of Aleppo
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian and regime strikes near Darat Izza on October 28, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)

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
    4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]