Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS121

Incident date

January 20, 2022

Location

مريمين, Maryamin, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman, Mrs. Fatoum Ghazi Al Lour, was killed allegedly by a Syrian Democratic Forces or Syrian regime missile in Maryamin village, Afrin, in the northern part of Aleppo on January 20th 2022 according to local sources and media.  Mrs. Ghazi Al Lour was travelling in a vehicle which was targeted.

Sources reported “a number” of wounded.  The car allegedly held a total of five people and Zaitun Agency reported that two others in the car were injured, and Mc-Doualiya news reported that it was three. Some local sources reported that the car was a “civilian vehicle”, but Afrin Post reported that the woman who was killed was a civilian in a “military vehicle belonging to the Syrian Front militia.” Therefore it is unclear as to whether the others injured were civilians or members of the militia.

According to Horrya, the White Helmets reported that one woman was killed but no others were injured.

SCD reported that “the guided missile launched from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, targeted a car in the village of Mreimein near Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo.” Many sources referenced that the guided missile “came from joint points between the Assad forces and the SDF milita on the Maryamin axis.”

Al Modon News also reported that the road between the cities of Azaz and Afrin at the Shatt checkpoint was also targeted, blocking the road for hours.

According to social media, Mrs. Ghazi Al Lour was the wife of Mahmoud Hassan Abu Ali and they lived in Aleppo.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mrs. Fatoum Ghazi Al Lour, Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces, Syrian Regime
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A car was hit by an alleged SDF missile on January 20th 2022 in Afrin reportedly killing one woman (Image via MMC)
  • A car was hit by an alleged SDF missile on January 20th 2022 reportedly killing one woman in Afrin, Aleppo (Image via MMC)
  • "The first moments of targeting civilians by #SDF militias with a thermal missile, which killed a woman and a number of wounded on #Maryin in the countryside of #Afrin" (@Almohrar1 / Twitter)
  • "Sorry for the harsh pictures," a local source reported on Twitter that a woman was allegedly killed when a missile came from area controlled by the SDF militia and Syrian regime forces in Afrin on January 20th 2022 (Image via @mahmad_al_ommr)

Syrian Democratic Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces
  • Syrian Democratic Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces, Syrian Regime
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (32) [ collapse]