Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS143

Incident date

July 25, 2022

Location

اعزاز, A'zaaz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.573739, 37.021200

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was killed and two others were injured in alleged SDF or Syrian regime artillery and missile shelling of A’zaaz on July 25, 2022

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a displaced woman was killed by missile shelling in the vicinity of a Turkish base in the A’zaaz countryside. @Sharqya_reporte identified the shelling as also occurring near the National Hospital.

@Sharqya_reporte tweeted that Azaz Health Directorate provided details that Mrs. Aziza Al-Mohammed, displaced from the town of Tal Al-Dhaman, is the civilian killed.

Shaam News report that in addition to the woman killed, “a number” of civilians were wounded while Euphrates Post pointed out that “others” were wounded. Baladi News  provided the injury toll of two civilians injured.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the Syrian regime or the SDF were responsible for the incident, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights attributing the missile shelling to regime forces while Shaam News blamed the SDF. @SyriaCivilDefe reported that the missiles came from “areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces” and the Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the missiles came from Minnegh Military Airbase in Aleppo governorate.

@Sharqya_reporte identified “rocket-propelled grenades” as being used in the attack, while Radio Al Kul reported that the bombing involved artillery and missiles.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Aziza Al-Mohammed Age unknown female displaced from the town of Tal Al-Dhaman killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 attacker
    YPG

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • One of the victims of alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz being carried by Syrian Civil Defense volunteers on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by Shaam News)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers inspect shells following alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers inspect shells following alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers load a victim of alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz into an ambulance July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Smoke from alleged Syrian regime or SDF shelling of A'zaaz on July 25, 2022. (Image posted by @humam_isa)
  • Our correspondent in the northern countryside of Aleppo: SDF terrorist militias renewed their bombardment with rocket-propelled grenades on the outskirts of the city of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Geolocation notes

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.

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YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 attacker
    YPG

Sources (25) [ collapse]