Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS153

Incident date

October 13, 2022

Location

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

Geolocation

36.481828, 36.908128 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between one and two people were killed and up to 14 others, including women and children, were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling of Kuwait Al-Rahma camp in the countryside of Afrin on October 13, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that two civilians were injured by shelling on Kuwait Al-Rahma camp in the countryside of Afrin. The Civil Defense added that they evacuated two families from the camp to a safe place.

@shaamnews tweeted that there were dead and wounded from artillery shelling that came from areas under the control of the SDF. @mzmgr941 put the casualty toll at two young men killed and 14 others wounded, adding that the Al-Jolani Authority (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham) attacked the ambulances that were transferring the wounded.

@iHHDYROQMHnphnS identified that among the 14 injured were some in critical condition and @ShahbaPress added that children and women were among the wounded and @horryapress noted that IDPs live in the camp.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the SDF. However, @HalabTodayTV referred to the shelling as coming from “areas controlled by the SDF and regime forces”. Baladi News reported that rocket propelled grenades were used in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda/HTS

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • One of the civilians injured in strikes on Kuwait Al-Rahma camp on October 13, 2022. (Image posted by the Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Kuwait Al Rahma camp (مخيم كويت الرحمة), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.481828, 36.908128. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda/HTS

Sources (28) [ collapse]