Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS147

Incident date

August 4, 2022

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.585505, 37.046784 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians, including a child and a woman, from the same family, were injured on August 4th 2022, when missile strikes hit a residential neighbourhood in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo as a result of contested Syrian regime forces or Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) action.

@Almohar1 tweeted that three civilians were injured and their names were:

Abdul-Jabbar Muhammad al-Musa
Mohamed Abdel-Jabbar Al-Mousa
Yasmine Abdel-Jabbar Al-Musa (a child)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that three civilians were injured. The Syrian Civil Defense force said that they transported the injured to the hospital.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Abdul-Jabbar Muhammad Al-Musa Adult male injured
  • Mohamed Abdel-Jabbar Al-Mousa male injured
  • Yasmine Abdel-Jabbar Al-Musa Child 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
    3–4
  • 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
    Syrian Regime, YPG

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Up to four civilians were injured as a result of Syrian regime or SDF missile fire which hit the town of Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via @SyriaCivilDef / Twitter)
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    @Almohar1 reported that three civilians were injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
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    @Almohar1 reported that three civilians were injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @Almohar1 reported that three civilians were injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • Three to four civilians were reported injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via @zelal_katee / Twitter)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Azaz (اعزاز), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.585505, 37.046784. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

YPG Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG
  • YPG 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
    3–4
  • 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
    Syrian Regime, YPG

Sources (8) [ collapse]