Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS001

Incident date

January 19, 2018

Location

الباب, Al Bab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.371244, 37.515772 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least one child and one woman died and up to six other civilians were wounded in an alleged artilllery shelling by YPG forces on Al Bab, according to local media.

The Shaam News Network said that “the Civil Defense Teams reported that the shelling caused the deaths of two children and the injury of five others and the burning of a civilian tent in the city.” Smart News instead reported the death of a child and the injuring of two women.

Baladi provided more detail on the event, reporting:Majid Abu al-Leith, a civil defense informant in Bab al-Bab, said that the Syrian forces, which were based in the village of Shu’ala, fired artillery shells at around 6:30 pm. This resulted in the deaths of two children, who were burned, and injury of five further civilians, some of whom are in critical condition. He added that one of the two children, Maryam Abdul Muti al-Jassem, was completely burned”.

According to The Syrian Network for Human Rights, a girl and a woman died, while the Syrian Observatory reported that a wounded girl later died from her injuries.

The incident occured at approximately 6:30 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Maryam Abdul Muti al-Jassem Child female killed
  • Sibling of Maryam Abdul Muti al-Jassem Child Badly burned. Possibly died later of injuries. injured
  • Mother of Maryam Abdul Muti al-Jassem Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • '# Civil Defense on the rescue of two children who died and the aid of five people following an artillery bombardment issued by the Kurdish protection units targeted the city of # Bab in the countryside of Aleppo # East recently' (via White Helmets)
  • 'Two artillery shells landed near the Salem Al-Sheikh patrol station in the city of al-Bab. The source of the weapon is SDF who are based in Sha’ala. There are five different civilian casualties.' (via Asharq aSouri)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]