Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS135

Incident date

June 1, 2022

Location

الحلونجي, Al Huwlanji, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.651944, 37.909722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including a child, were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces’ shelling and heavy machine gun fire on the Al-Muhsinli-Halunji road on June 1, 2022.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a child was injured when the Syrian Civil Defense struck a car “with heavy machine guns on the Al-Muhsinli-Halunji road”.

Macro Media Center reported that there were “injuries”, including children, as a result of the strike by guided missiles. Daily Sabah put the number of injured civilians at three and added that the injured were treated at Jarablus Hospital. A tweet from @15s9GDV identified the car as being a “a civilian car from Aoun (Sentafy)” and that the family was coming from the city of al-Bab.

Baladi News correspondent in Aleppo countryside reported that “at about 12:20 p.m., today, Wednesday, SDF targeted a black civilian car of the “Sentafi” type, with an M.D. guided missile, which resulted in the injury of the driver and members of his family, most of whom are children.”

All of the sources that the Syrian Democratic Forces/People’s Defense Units carried out the attack. Daily Sabah identified a thermal shell as being launched while other sources referred to heavy machine guns as being used.

The incident occured at 12:20:00 local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A child was injured in alleged SDF strikes on Al Huwlanji on June 1, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Strikes on the village of Al-Halwanji on June 1, 2022. (Image posted by @citynews27_com)
  • Rescue workers put out a fire caused by alleged SDF strikes on the village of al-Halunji on June 1, 2022. (Image posted by DCRN News)
  • Please be careful and warn any car that walks on the road that connects Al-Mahsali Al-Halunji is exposed to beatings. Today it was the car that was hit with the injury of a child who was rescued

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the road from Al-Muhsinli (المحسنلي) to Al Huwlanji (الحلوانجي), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.651944, 37.909722. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]