Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS091

Incident date

March 6, 2020

Location

عفرين, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reported injured in alleged YPG shelling on Afrin city in Aleppo, Syria on March 6th, 2020, according to local sources.

@Step_Agency said that “two civilians were wounded due to the artillery shelling that targeted the city of Afrin, north of Aleppo, from the militia points of Qasd surrounding the area.”

@afrinnow tweeted that “two civilians were wounded by two shells shortly before in the city of Afrin, which came from the regime-controlled areas and the YPG.”

Whereas Macro Media Center only reported one wounded civilian, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the injury toll at three, writing that “this evening [March 6], Kurdish forces shelled residential neighbourhoods in the city of Afrin, which is controlled by pro-Turkish factions, wounding three people with varying injuries.”

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged YPG shelling on Afrin in Aleppo on March 6th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers on duty after alleged YPG shelling on Afrin in Aleppo, Syria on March 6th, 2020. (via Bawabat Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers on duty after alleged YPG shelling on Afrin in Aleppo, Syria on March 6th, 2020. (via Bawabat Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged YPG shelling on Afrin in Aleppo, Syria on March 6th, 2020. (via Bawabat Aleppo).

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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]