Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS126

Incident date

February 27, 2022

Location

المشفى الوطني في اعزاز, National hospital, A'zaaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, YPG/PKK targeted the National Hospital in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, with heavy artillery, on February 27th 2022.  At least one civilian was wounded by the mortar shelling, including among the medical staff and one of the patients.

Almost all sources attributed this attack to the YPG/PKK although Xeber news reported that “an unidentified drone flew in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after the Syrian regime forces targeted the city of Azaz, which is under Turkish occupation and controlled by the militas of the Syrian coalition.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
    YPG

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • At least one civilian was reported injured when a YPG/PKK missile hit the National Hospital in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo. (Image via @ala_hacioglu / Twitter)
  • At least one civilian was reported injured when a YPG/PKK missile hit the National Hospital in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo. (Image via @ala_hacioglu / Twitter)
  • At least one civilian was reported injured when a YPG/PKK missile hit the National Hospital in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo. (Image via @ala_hacioglu / Twitter)
  • Artillery shelling from the YPG/PKK reportedly targeted the National Hospital in Azaz on February 27th 2022 (Image via @alkhtabyabwjhad / Twitter)

YPG Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG
  • YPG 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
    1–2
  • 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
    YPG

Sources (20) [ collapse]