Up to three civilians were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces or Syrian regime shelling of the city of Azaz on July 5, 2022.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, three civilians were injured when a missile struck the area near the Security Directorate at the outskirts of Azaz city. This missile strike coincided with clashes near Azaz between Kurdish forces and Turkish-backed factions. @ShahbaPress also identified “injuries” as resulting from the strike but did not report how many while @EuphratsPostNews referred to “two civilians” as being wounded. @HalabTodayTV stated that the two civilians affected were “slightly injured”.
Shaam News identified the location of the incident as occurring in the vicinity of the National Hospital in Azaz, attributing the missiles to the SDF. @OrientNews specified that the shelling affected residential neighborhoods while @idleb_online referred to “the hideouts of mercenaries” as being the targets.
The correspondent of the Syrian news agency, “SANA”, reported that the bombing occurred in the center of the city and came in two phases, with a short interval of time between them.
The @SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that the shelling came from “areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces” without specifying which forces were responsible for the shelling. The majority of other sources attributed the strikes to the SDF, with Syria TV identifying the shells as coming from “the Mara’anaz and Tal Rifaat areas, which are under their control”.
The incident occured in the evening.
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Reports of the incident mention the National Hospital (المشفى الوطني في اعزاز) within the city of Azaz (أَعْزَاز), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.573739, 37.021200. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Azaz are: 36.5868, 37.0481.