Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS151

Incident date

October 1–2, 2022

Location

طريق أخترين - عبلة, The Akhtarin-Abla Road, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.433361, 37.354615 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a young man, was injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces and/or Syrian regime guided missile attacks on a vehicle on the Akhtareen and Abla road on October 2, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that a civilian was injured when a truck was hit by a guided missile while driving on the Akhtareen and Abla road at midnight, adding that the missile came from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces.

@HalabTodayTV specified that the person injured is a “young man”.

Shaam News referred to the affected vehicle as being a civilian car while @idleb_online tweeted that the tuck belonged to the Turkish forces. @Rian_almasri identified two civilian cars as being hit by “thermal missiles” along the Akhtareen and Abla road.

Shaam News attributed the incident to the Syrian Democratic Forces and identified the weapon used as being an anti-armor missile.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Fire caused by a missile strike on a truck on the Akhtareen and Abla road on October 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Fire and damage caused by a missile strike on a truck on the Akhtareen and Abla road on October 2, 2022. (Image posted by @idleb_online)
  • Fire and damage caused by a missile strike on a truck on the Akhtareen and Abla road on October 2, 2022. (Image posted by @idleb_online)
  • Fire caused by a missile strike on a truck on the Akhtareen and Abla road on October 2, 2022. (Image posted by Fire caused by a missile strike on a truck on the Akhtareen and Abla road on October 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Rian_almasri)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a vehicle struck on the road in the vicinity of Abla (عبلة). While most sources mention the Akhtarin-Abla (or Akhtarin-Aleppo) road, some instead mention the Hazwan-Abla road, or simply that the strike occurred near Abla. The generic coordinates for Abla are: 36.433361, 37.354615. 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]