Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS157

Incident date

November 15, 2022

Location

قرية العلوش, Al Alloush, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.859586, 37.029442 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two men were killed by a landmine allegedly placed by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the village of Al Alloush on November 15, 2022.

Shaam News reported that a landmine exploded in the village of Al Alloush as a civilian car was driving by, killing two civilians.

@manbij_today1 provided the names of the two civilians killed: Jamal Al-Attiyah from Aloush and a displaced person from Aleppo named Abu Ahmed. The Syrian Network for Human Rights added that Jamal was 37 years old while ASO Network News reported that Jamal was 28 years old and Ahmed was 24 years old.

ASO News Network identified the location as on an agricultural road and on the side of the road leading to Tishreen Dam.

According to Shaam News, the SDF was laying mines in the area near the frontlines with the Syrian regime to prevent smuggling. Multiple local sources including @sumudmedia1 attributed the landmine to the SDF.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Jamal Al-Attiyah 37 years old male killed
  • Abu Ahmed 24 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Planted explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Alloush (العلوش), the generic coordinates for which are: 35.859586, 37.029442. 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
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Planted explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]