Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS168

Incident date

August 9, 2023

Location

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

Airwars assessment

On the evening of Wednesday 9 August, 2023, one civilian was reportedly killed and five to seven others, including three children and a woman, were injured by a missile strike on the Kuwait Al Rahma camp for displaced persons in Jabal Teranda, Afrin. The strike reportedly came from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The father of Syrian Civil Defense volunteer Muhamad Tabakh died as a result of his injuries, and Muhamad’s wife and daughter Celine suffered serious injuries and underwent surgery. Celine and her family were reportedly displaced from the countryside of Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the civilian death and that seven others were injured to varying degrees from the shelling.

Both sources attributed the shelling to areas controlled by the Syrian Defense Forces and the Syrian regime without specifying who was responsible.

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Celine, daughter of Muhamad Tabakh
Child injured
Wife of Muhamad Tabakh
female injured
Father of Muhamad Tabakh
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces, Syrian Regime

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    A child injured by alleged SDF/Syrian regime shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on August 9, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage caused by alleged SDF/Syrian regime shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on August 9, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage caused by alleged SDF/Syrian regime shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on August 9, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A child injured by alleged SDF/Syrian regime shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on August 9, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The effects of the destruction caused by the missile strikes from the joint areas of the regime and the Syrian Democratic forces on the Kuyet al-Rahma camp in the countryside of Afrin, north of #Aleppo, which killed a man and injured 5 civilians, including 3 children and a woman, some of whom were seriously injured.
  • Damage caused by alleged SDF/Syrian regime shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on August 9, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage caused by alleged SDF/Syrian regime shelling of Kuwait Al Rahma camp on August 9, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)

Syrian Democratic Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces
  • Syrian Democratic Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces, Syrian Regime

Sources (8) [ collapse]