Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS154

Incident date

October 18, 2022

Location

معبر الحمران, Al Hamran crossing, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.677812, 37.736892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between three and six civilians, workers traveling in a car, were injured by alleged SDF guided missiles that struck them while they were traveling near the Al-Hamran crossing in the Jarabulus countryside on October 18, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that six workers were injured in a missile strike on a car carried out by the Syrian Democratic Forces near the Al-Hamran crossing in the Jarabulus countryside. The Civil Defense added that volunteers treated three of them and took them to Jarabulus Hospital.

A Facebook post from Al Kabour reported that three civilian were wounded by mortar shells, and that the Kurdish militias were responsible.

The Syria TV correspondent said that the “SDF” struck a car carrying workers with a guided missile at the Al-Hamran crossing, located near the town of Ghandoura. All other sources that reported on the incident attributed the missile to SDF forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    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
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteers treat one of the civilians wounded near the Al-Hamran crossing on October 18, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage to a vehicle caused by alleged SDF shelling near Jarabulus on October 18, 2022. (Image posted by @syr_television)
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    Five of the workers injured by shelling of their vehicle near Jarabulus on October 18, 2022. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Hamran crossing (معبر الحمران) in the vicinity of the town of Ghandoura (غندورة). The generic coordinates for the Al Hamran crossing are: 36.677812, 37.736892. 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
  • 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
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (13) [ collapse]