On August 9th 2023, a civilian was killed and at least one other civilian, a child, was slightly injured, as a result of artillery shelling by Syrian regime and/or Russia forces on the village of Tadel, west of Aleppo.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that an elderly civilian was killed and a child and a young man were injured, and the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment. Local sources including the Syrian Human Rights Committee and tweets from @spc_fr and @Najdat567 identified the person killed as civilian youth/young man Khaled Abdel Qadir. NPA also reported that Khaled Abdel Qadir had been killed, but stated that he was 54 years old. @SyriaCivilDefe and Orient news did not identify the civilian, but reported that an elderly civilian had been killed.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, multiple shells hit the village of Tadel, including one that landed in the middle of the village and caused the civilian casualties.
Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with the Syrian Civil Defense (@SyriaCivilDefe) blaming both the Syrian regime and Russia while NPA attributed the shelling to the Syrian regime only, specifically pointing to regime forces stationed in the 46th Regiment while Anadolu News assigned responsibility to regime forces stationed in the village of Kafr Halab.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Khaled Abdel Qadir Age unknown male killed