Between three and six civilians, including two women and a child, were injured by alleged Syrian Democratic Forces or Syrian regime missile strikes on Al-Amal camp in Afrin on June 17, 2023.
The Syrian Civil Defense (@SyriaCivilDefe) tweeted that four civilians, including a girl and two women, were injured when missiles launched from areas controlled by the Syrian regime and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) struck the Al-Amal camp near the Kuyet Al-Rahma camp.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that five civilians were injured, and that they were taken to the hospital for treatment while TRT Arabi identified three civilians as being injured. The highest casualty toll was reported by BasNews, which stated that six civilians were injured, in addition to material damage.
Sources were conflicted as to whether the missiles were launched by the Syrian regime or the SDF, with some mentioning only that the missiles came from an area controlled by both while others, such as @alkhabour21, attributed the attack to only the SDF with TRT Arabi (Turkish state broadcasting) specifying that mortar shells were launched from Tal Rifaat. BasNews provided the context that the injuries occurred during an exchange of shelling between the SDF and the Turkish army.
The International Commission for Relief and Development (ANSER) released a statement accusing the SDF of carrying out strikes with four artillery shells on the “Village of Hope 2” camp, which houses displaced people in Afrin, and causing destruction to two houses in addition to damage to ten other houses.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights specified the location as “located in the Jabal al-Khaldiya area near Meryamin village in the suburbs of Afrin city in northwestern Aleppo governorate.”
The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that the strikes caused fear and terror among the residents and children within the camp, who other local sources had said were displaced to the camp because of the earthquake.
The local time of the incident is unknown.