Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS140

Incident date

July 13, 2022

Location

مريمين, Marimeen, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.918889, 36.413056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces or Syrian regime artillery shelling of the town of Marimeen on July 13, 2022.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that a civilian was injured when artillery shells struck the town of Marimeen and that their volunteers rushed the injured civilian to the hospital. Shaam News referred to “civilians” being wounded in the shelling but did not identify how many civilians.

According to @free_sy_news, the damage that resulted from the shelling “was limited to material.”

Various sources that reported on the incident put the number of shells that fell on the village of Marimeen between three and four, with @jabha_sy specifying that 60mm mortars were part of the bombardment and fell on houses and shops in the town.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the SDF or SDF controlled areas while the Syrian Civil Defense identified the shells as coming from areas controlled by the SDF and regime forces but did not identify who was responsible. Ugarit Post reported that Turkish forces bombed the villages of Marimeen, Mara’anaz and Soghanka in Sherawa district but did not attribute any civilian casualties to Turkish forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Turkish Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers treat a civilian injured in artillery shelling in Marimeen on July 13, 2022. (Image posted by the Syrian Civil Defense via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by alleged SDF or regime shelling of Marimeen on July 13, 2022. (Image posted by Zaiton Mag)
  • Smoke caused by alleged SDF or regime shelling of Marimeen on July 13, 2022. (Image posted by @zaHgWzi5xJG5Ipn)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Marimeen (مريمين), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.918889, 36.413056. 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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Turkish Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]