Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS124

Incident date

February 12, 2022

Location

جرابلس, Jarablus, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.818497, 38.011029 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between three and six civilians, including up to four children and a woman, most from the same family, were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of Jarabulus on February 12, 2022.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, five civilians, including four from one family – a man, his wife, and two of their children, one of whom is seriously injured – were injured in a double attack by the Syrian Democratic Forces on Jarabulus. Images posted by the Syrian Civil Defense show two children, a boy and a girl, being treated for their injuries.

Baladi News correspondent in Aleppo identified that the six civilians that were injured were from one family – a father, mother, and four children. The correspondent added that White Helmets worked to transfer the injured to Jarablus National Hospital.

Syrian Human Rights Committee provided the names of four of the civilians injured: child Abdullah Salman (14 years old), child Abdul Rahman Salman (16 years old), the little girl Batoul Salman (5 years), mother Sobhia Asaker.

Euphrates Post reported that three civilians were wounded, including a child, when Syrian Democratic Forces shelled the city of Jarabulus from east of the Euphrates River. Al Khabour 2011 provided a higher casualty count, reporting that six civilians, including children, were injured.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified the two children that were injured as being displaced and another of the civilians injured as being displaced from Homs.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the SDF. However, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights mentioned that the shells were fired from areas controlled by regime forces and the “forces of the SDF-backed Military Council”, without specifically blaming the regime for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • One of the children injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of the village of Jarablus on February 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets respond to alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling near the Euphrates River in the village of Jarablus on February 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Blood from one of the victims of alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of the village of Jarablus on February 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    One of the children injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of the village of Jarablus on February 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    Children and other civilians injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of the village of Jarablus on February 12, 2022. (Image posted by @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of the village of Jarablus on February 12, 2022. (Image posted by @syr_television)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Jarabulus (جرابلس), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.818497, 38.011029. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Syrian Democratic Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]