Reported artillery shelling on the city of Azaz, in the countryside of Aleppo, Syria, on November 22nd 2022 resulted in between three and five civilians killed, according to @DeirEzzore. The attack hit the market. Five to eight civilians were reported wounded. Whilst most sources reported that this was an SDF strike, some sources mentioned that the shelling also came from areas controlled by the Syrian regime.
The dead were identified as from the city of Saraqib. According to @DeirEzzore they were: Ali Al Qabo, aged 17, Omar Musa al-Najjar, aged 21, Ragheb Al-Khaled, and Shaaban Hilal or Shaaban bin Muhammad, aged 66. The Syrian Civil Defense also reported that a young child was killed. @Omar_Madaniah tweetd that the child was Saad al-Din Taftanazi. He was also an internally displaced person from the city of Aleppo, who lived with his mother and brothers. A local source reported that “most of the time he slept in his workplace, looking for a livelihood for his family.”
Sources reported that Omar Musa Al-Najjar was an internally displaced person from Kafrouma, and his wedding was five or ten days previously.
@Qasemqt tweeted that “at the end of this street, there was a cafe showing the World Cup matches in the city of Azaz, many were watching, and many people were happening about what happened for a day and a moment. Every day turned into a bloody day for the entire city.”
Enab Baladi news correspondent in Azaz reported that the bombing hit a butchers shop in the marketplace. The news site also reported that a resident of the area, Nour Junaid, said that “the neighbourhood is a residential community that includes shops, and that there is no headquarters or military point in it.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ali Al Qabo 17 years old male killed
- Omar Musa al-Najjar 21 years old male killed
- Ragheb Al-Khaled Age unknown male
- and Shaaban Hilal or Shaaban bin Muhammad 66 years old male killed
- Saad al-Din Taftanazi Child male killed