Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS558

Incident date

October 3, 2022

Location

قرية قارموكس, Qaramox village, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.830000, 38.552222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were injured by alleged Turkish shelling of Qaramox village on October 3, 2022.

Kurdistan24 quoted Rojava Information Center reported that two civilians were injured by a Turkish bombardment in Qaramox village, near Kobani.

A military source told North Press Agency that two people were slightly injured by the bombing in the Kobani countryside. North Press also provided the names of those injured: Masoud Abu Ayoub, 53, from Qaramogh, Mustafa Hero, 25, from the village of Goran.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkey.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    Turkish Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Qaramox village (قرية قارموكس), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.830000, 38.552222. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    Turkish Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS557

Incident date

October 3, 2022

Location

قرية تل اللبن, Tal al-Laban village, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.614167, 40.199444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the village of Tal al-Laban in the Tel Tamr countryside on October 3, 2022.

According to Hawar News, four civilians were injured when Turkish forces bombed the village of Tal al-Laban and the injured were taken to a hospital in Tel Tamr district to receive treatment. The names of the injured as Hajj Ibrahim Muhammad al-Faqir, Qusay Musa al-Faqir, Abdul Majeed al-Faraj and Najm Abdullah Habib.

A medical source from Legation Hospital in Tel Tamr told North Press Agency that the four civilians were wounded to varying degrees of severity.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkish forces and a military source told North Press Agency that Turkey fired a barrage of artillery shells at Tal al-Laban.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Hajj Ibrahim Muhammad al-Faqir injured
  • Qusay Musa al-Faqir injured
  • Abdul Majeed al-Faraj Age unknown injured
  • Najm Abdullah Habib Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
    Turkish Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Civilians injured by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Tal al-Laban on October 3, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Tal al-Laban village (قرية تل اللبن), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.614167, 40.199444. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military 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
    4
  • 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
    Turkish Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS150

Incident date

September 15, 2022

Location

أولشلي, Oleshli, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.468652, 37.632403 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a sheikh at a local mosque, was injured by shrapnel from either heavy machine guns or auto cannon fire in the village of Oleshli on September 15, 2022.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a civilian was wounded by heavy machine guns from the areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces in Oleshli. The machine gun fire hit civilian homes and a mosque in the village of Oleshli.

@Rian_almasri tweeted that the “sheikh of Al-Awlashli Mosque was injured by shrapnel in the head while raising the Maghrib call to prayer”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the mosque damaged as the Omar bin al Khattab Mosque.

A tweet from @majdalrfiai identified the weapon used in the attack as a 23-gun explosive device, which the tweet attributed to the SDF, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the village of Oleshli was hit by an autocannon fired by either the Syrian regime forces or the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Mosque
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Syrian Democratic Forces and/or Syrian regime attacks on the village of Oleshli on September 15, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    Sheikh of Al-Awlashli Mosque was injured by shrapnel in the head while raising the Maghrib call to prayer on September 15, 2022. (Image posted by @Rian_almasri)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al-Awashli Mosque (مسجد الأولشلي), within the village of Oleshli (أولشلي), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.468652, 37.632403. 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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Mosque
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS147

Incident date

August 4, 2022

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.585505, 37.046784 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians, including a child and a woman, from the same family, were injured on August 4th 2022, when missile strikes hit a residential neighbourhood in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo as a result of contested Syrian regime forces or Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) action.

@Almohar1 tweeted that three civilians were injured and their names were:

Abdul-Jabbar Muhammad al-Musa
Mohamed Abdel-Jabbar Al-Mousa
Yasmine Abdel-Jabbar Al-Musa (a child)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that three civilians were injured. The Syrian Civil Defense force said that they transported the injured to the hospital.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Abdul-Jabbar Muhammad Al-Musa Adult male injured
  • Mohamed Abdel-Jabbar Al-Mousa male injured
  • Yasmine Abdel-Jabbar Al-Musa Child female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 Regime, YPG

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Up to four civilians were injured as a result of Syrian regime or SDF missile fire which hit the town of Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via @SyriaCivilDef / Twitter)
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    @Almohar1 reported that three civilians were injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
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    @Almohar1 reported that three civilians were injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • @Almohar1 reported that three civilians were injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via Twitter)
  • Three to four civilians were reported injured as a result of missile shelling in Azaz on August 4th 2022 (Image via @zelal_katee / Twitter)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Azaz (اعزاز), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.585505, 37.046784. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

YPG Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG
  • YPG position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 Regime, YPG

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1120

Incident date

August 10, 2016

Location

معرة مصرين, Maraat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.012172, 36.6730499 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three air strikes with cluster bombs stuck the residential neighbourhood of Maarat Misrin and killed four named civilians including two children. According to Elfgr News, up to nine civilians were wounded, “some of whom were ministered to the hospital Al-Bab-Hawa border crossing”.

According to the Shaam News Network, “warplane strikes” carried out by “Assad’s and Russia’s warplanes” resulted in four deaths. However, Al Jazeera, the Smart News Agency and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ibrahim Maat Child named by VDC killed
  • Ayman Khaled Gahwati Child named by VDC killed
  • Mohammed Zarzour Adult male named by VDC killed
  • Sabah Hamdo Gahwati Age unknown named by VDC killed

Summary

  • Strike target
    Hospital
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Ibrahim Maat, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on 10th August 2016. (via, SN4HR)
  • Mohammed Zarzour, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on 10th August 2016. (via, SN4HR)
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    Ayman Khaled Gahwati, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on 10th August 2016. (via, SN4HR)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Maraat Misrin (معرة مصرين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.012172, 36.6730499. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike target
    Hospital
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1111

Incident date

August 8, 2016

Location

إدلب, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.93062, 36.63393 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that between four and five civilians including two women died and up to 12 others were injured in four raids on Idlib City – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. The majority of sources attribute the raids to Russia. However, The Smart News Agency and Jisrtv blamed regime warplanes; while the Syrian Network for Human Rights identified “government warplanes and its allies” as the culprits.

Alkhaleej, All4syria and Alarabya alleged that internationally banned phosphorous bombs were deployed, resulting in widespread fires and damage to residential buildings and shops.

According to Alarabya, the civil defense attempted to control the fires in residential buildings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Jalqa Adult male named by Amer Huwedi killed
  • Hanan Barcha Adult female possibly wife of Mohammed Jalqa, named by Amer Huwedi killed
  • Ala Arnous Age unknown named by Amer Huwedi killed
  • A woman from the Safloo family Adult female named by Amer Huwedi killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Mohammed Jalqa, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    Hanan Barcha, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
  • The White Helmets attempt to dig people out of the rubble. (via, SN4HR)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Idlib (إدلب), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.93062, 36.63393. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (16) [ collapse]