Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS137

Incident date

June 18, 2022

Location

عبلة, Abla, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.4336, 37.3556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and between five and six civilians, including up to four children and a woman, were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces strikes on Abla village on June 18, 2022.

According to @EuphratsPostNews, five people from one family, including three children, were injured when a guided missile struck Abla village. However, @TvIdlib reported that six people from one family, including four children and one woman, were injured in the missile strikes, and that the strikes his the home of the family.

@thawra_sy4 added that in addition to the civilians wounded, one civilian was also killed while @ZaitunAgency identified two civilians as being killed in addition to the “several” others wounded.

The majority of sources attributed the incident to the SDF, while @EuphratsPostNews pointed out that it was “unknown” what the source of the guided missiles was. Various sources referred to both guided missiles and artillery shelling as being used in the attack on Abla. @TvIdlib reported that the attack coincided with an attack by the “Syrian Front” with tanks and heavy weapons on the headquarters of “Ahrar al-Sham” in AL Bab countryside.

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
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    YPG

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
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    Graphic image of one of the children injured in alleged SDF strikes on the village of Abla on June 18, 2022. (Image posted by @YaqinNwes)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Abla (عبلة), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.4336, 37.3556. 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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    YPG

Sources (12) [ collapse]