Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS121

Incident date

October 11, 2021

Location

قرية الدايس, Al Dabes village, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including up to two women, were killed and between two and nine others, including two women and a child, were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling or missile strikes on the village of Al Dabes on October 11, 2021.

The Aleppo correspondent for @HalabTodayTV reported that a civilian was killed and two others were injured when Syrian Democratic Forces launched vacuum missiles at the village of Al Dabes. This was the lowest toll provided by local sources.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), a man and a woman were killed and six civilians, including a child and two women, were injured from an explosion in their house. SCD later reported that the death roll rose to three after the volunteer teams pulled out the body of a woman.

One of the civilians injured in the explosion was Nayef, who is under a year old and whose father was killed in the same incident. White Helmet volunteers pulled him out from under the rubble of his home, which was destroyed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified similar casualty numbers from an explosion in a house, adding that they think the explosion was due to an IED.

A tweet from @khalediskef, a journalist for Almayadeen News, reported that nine people, including women and children, were injured in the incident, according to the “armed coordination”. Zaman Al Wasl added that some of the civilians injured were in critical condition.

Sources were conflicted as to the origin of the strikes, with the Syrian Civil Defense referring to “an explosion of an unknown source” in regards to this incident while Orient News attributed the civilian casualties to “vacuum missile sourced from the SDF militia near the Sajur River”. Local sources also told Zaman Al Wasl that the explosion could’ve been caused by heavy artillery shelling launched by the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) and that it was possible that the shell that targeted the house was a Russian-made “Krasnopol” due to the extent of the damage.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • White Helmet volunteers search for injured civilians following an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers search for injured civilians following an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Rubble from the explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Rubble from the explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of our teams’ response to an explosion of an unknown source inside a house in Al-Dabis in the #Jarablus area, east of #Aleppo, whose death toll rose to 3, after our teams pulled out the body of a woman who was stuck under the rubble, while 6 civilians were injured, including a child and two women.
  • Rubble from the explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by @NowLebanon2)
  • White Helmet volunteers rescue a civilian injured in an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by @alkhattabirw)
  • Destruction to a civilian home caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Destruction to a civilian home caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Destruction to a civilian home and their possessions caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Destruction to a civilian home and their possessions caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Nayef, a child under a year old who was injured in the explosion and pulled out of the rubble on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]