Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS146

Incident date

August 3, 2022

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

On August 3rd 2022, between three and six people, including up to four women, were reported injured by artillery shelling which hit the city of Azaz, Aleppo, Syria as a result of reported SDF (YPG/PKK) or Syrian regime forces action.  The incident was reported to have taken place in the evening.

@jabha_sy reported that the list of the names who were wounded were:

Mounira Jaban, aged 19
Asia Amin, aged 54
Souad Kaddour, aged 17
Safaa Amin, aged 17
Unidentified child

The Syrian Civil Defense took the injured to the hospital and secured the area where the incident took place.

Most of the sources reported that this was a result of SDF action, including Syrian Network for Human Rights, however it was also reported that it could have been the Syrian regime as the artillery shelling orginated from areas controlled by both actors.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Mounira Jaban 19 years old female injured
  • Asia Amin 54 years old female injured
  • Souad Kaddour 17 years old male injured
  • Safaa Amin 17 years old female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • 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

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • @IdlibPlus reported that six civilians were injured when a missile strike hit Azaz city, Aleppo (Image via Twitter)
  • Syrian Civil Defense reported that six civilians were injured as a result of Syrian regime or SDF missile fire in Azaz city, Aleppo, Syria on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • Syrian Civil Defense reported that six civilians were injured as a result of Syrian regime or SDF missile fire in Azaz city, Aleppo, Syria on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @Sharqya_reporte tweeted photos of the damage as a result of reported SDF action in Azaz in Aleppo, Syria on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @Sharqya_reporte tweeted photos of the damage as a result of reported SDF action in Azaz in Aleppo, Syria on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @77Mikiy tweeted that shells landed in a civilian house in Azaz on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @77Mikiy tweeted that shells landed in a civilian house in Azaz on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @77Mikiy tweeted that shells landed in a civilian house in Azaz on August 3rd 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • Syrian Civil Defense tweeted that the civilians were transported to the nearest hospital (Image via Twitter)

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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • 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

Sources (12) [ collapse]