Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS141

Incident date

July 24, 2022

Location

مخيم كويت الرحمة, Kuwait Al Rahma camp, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.481444, 36.906889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians have been killed and five injured, including a women and children, due to multiple alleged missile strike by the YPG forces on the Kuwait al- Rahma camp for internally displaced people, Afrin, Aleppo on July 24, 2022.

Multiple sources named the civilian Hassan Shaban Madino, a young man who was displaced from Anjara as being killed in the strike. @zenayosf put the civilian casualties as high as three, tweeting photos of two men killed in the strike and a search for the third.

Zaman Al Wasl reported as many as five civilians injured in the strike, while @adhman-syria1 tweeted that children had been amongst the civilians injured. Multiple sources corroborated that one women was amongst those injured by the strike.

@hamza_hindawie tweeted a video showing a child being rescued from under a damaged structure. Multiple sources corroborated that the number of civilian casualties may rise as there were still people trapped under rubble.

The strike reportedly took place at 10:30 am according to Radio al Kul. It was one of several missiles which had hit the village of “Jurh Kalbayn” and the Kuwait al-Rahma camp, both in the northern countryside of Aleppo reported by Zaman al Wasl news.

SNHR reported that three residential buildings were completely destroyed and two were partially damaged. Multiple sources shared pictures of the destroyed buildings.

Zaiton Mag called the attack a “serious war crime”, with SCD adding that the international community is silent about these terrorist attacks on defenceless civilians.

Multiple sources claimed this was an attack from the SDF. KKS-SY news however reported it to be a PYD-PKK militia attack aimed to destabilise security. The SCD also mentioned that the missiles came from an area “controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces”.

The SDF Press condemned the actions and denied involvement reporting that the accusations were “unproven non- investigation based”, instead claiming that the attack is part of a Turkish offensive.

The incident occured at approximately 10:30 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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.

Sources (40) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (29) [ collapse]

  • Frightened and stunned, he holds his doll that he managed to save after the bombing destroyed his temporary home in a camp near the city of Afrin, north of #Aleppo. His eyes tell a story of death and displacement that no one else knows, an unknown future and lost dreams.
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Destruction left by the alleged YPG shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on July 24, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
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  • The effects of the destruction left by the shells of the Qasd militia targeting the Kuweit al-Rahma camp near the city of Afrin in the countryside of Aleppo
  • Displaced people were wounded as a result of rockets fired by the SDF on the "Kuwait camp" in the countryside of Afrin, north of Aleppo
  • SDF bombed a camp for the displaced in the countryside of Afrin, Turkey announces the killing of the SDF's Ayn al-Arab operations commander
  • One dead and wounded as a result of artillery shelling targeting the "Kuwait Al-Rahma" camp for the displaced on the outskirts of the city of Afrin, north of #Aleppo | Report: Mohamed Al-Jazaery #News
  • A media activist monitors the site of the bombing in "Kuwait al-Rahma" camp in Afrin, which was targeted by "SDF" with rocket-propelled grenades, which resulted in the death of a young man and the injury of others.
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  • https://archive.is/zr0JS "We saw the world was dead"... Orient's reporter monitors the testimonies of residents of the #Kuwait_camp in #Afrin countryside after it was targeted by #SDF missiles
  • The effects of the destruction left by the shells of the Qasd militia targeting the Kuweit al-Rahma camp near the city of Afrin in the countryside of Aleppo

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

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  • Tagged audio-visual material from sources. Imagery Syria Civil Defence

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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.

Sources (40) [ collapse]