Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS008

Incident date

January 24, 2018

Location

عبلة غربي, A'bla Gharbi, Al Bab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.433056, 37.355556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were wounded two more possibly killed, along with one fighter from the Free Syrian Army, following the alleged shelling of a vehicle by the SDF at A’bla Gharbi, Al Bab, according to local sources. Fresh Syria instead said a civilian died in heavy machine gun fire from SDF forces.

Afrin Battle News reported “one martyr and five civilians wounded by artillery shelling by the atheist SDF militia on the village of A’bla west of Bab city”.

According to the Smart News Agency, “a fighter from the Free Syrian Army’s Sham Brigade was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday when a rocket fired by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the village of Abla, south of the city of Bab, east of Aleppo, north of Syria.”

Local activists said that the SDF targeted the road leading to the village with rockets and heavy machine guns from their positions in the nearby Jegan Hill. A KPC fighter was killed and two others were injured. Three civilians were also injured in the attack.

According to Shahed_Alep and RFS Media Office, a civilian was also killed, while Radio Al Kul put the number at “at least two”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]