Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS088

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

اعزاز, A'zaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians, three children and a woman, were allegedly injured by YPG or Syrian regime shelling on A’zaz in Aleppo, Syria on February 6th, 2020.

The correspondent of Halab Today TV said that ” a woman and three children were lightly injured and were taken by rescue teams to the A’zaz National Hospital for treatment.”

Shahba Press said: “Three children were injured and widespread destruction due to shelling of the PYD militia on the city of A’zaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo.”

Syria Civil Defense posted: “A woman and 3 children were injured as a result of an artillery attack in the midnight city of A’zaz.”

Bawaba Aleppo also said that children were injured and that A’zaz was targeted with rocket launchers.

Though most of sources blamed YPG for the attack, Our Syria page blamed the Syrian regime saying “Al-Assad militia targeted at night the city of A’zaz, north of Aleppo, with several rocket-propelled grenades and caused material damage. “

The incident occured around midnight.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage after alleged YPG on Azaz on Feburary 5th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo)
  • Damaged house after alleged YPG on Azaz on Feburary 5th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo)
  • Damaged house after alleged YPG shelling on Azaz on February 5th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Aftermath of alleged YPG or Syrian regime shelling of A'zaz in Aleppo on February 6th, 2020 (Our Syria)
  • Damage to a civilian's house after alleged YPG or Syrian regime shelling of A'zaz in Aleppo on February 6th, 2020 (Our Syria)
  • Aftermath of alleged YPG or Syrian regime shelling of A'zaz in Aleppo on February 6th, 2020 (Our Syria)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]