Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

SDF00028

Incident date

September 5, 2023

Location

العزبة, Al Azzba, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one person, a young male civilian who had been riding a motorcycle, was injured in the area of Al Izbah, north-east of Deir Ezzor when he was allegedly struck by a Syrian Democratic Forces sniper on Tuesday, September 5th 2023. According to a number of sources, when local residents tried to help him, they were also reportedly attacked by the sniper.

Naher Media reported that the man had been out after the SDF imposed curfew buying food for his children when the incident happened.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Civilian injured by alleged SDF sniper fire in Al Azzba on September 5, 2023. (Image posted by @ralshhwan9)

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

SDF0009

Incident date

August 30, 2023

Location

عطالة, Attale, Al Hassakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilian men, Ahmed Fathi al-Roudhan and Ahmed Ibrahim al-Okla, were killed when their car was reportedly struck with gunfire allegedly from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the village of Attale, in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah, at dawn on Wednesday August 30th 2023.

Ninesixthree reported the incident took place at the al-Arisha SDF checkpoint.

A Facebook post from a family member, Bashar al-Suliman, referred to the men as their cousins and said that Ahmed Fathi al-Roudhan is known as Abu Thamer and Ahmed Ibrahim al-Okla as Abu Mustafa (fathers of Thamer and Mustafa).

According to a tweet from @alsharqia24news, these civilians were returning from Deir Ezzor and heading to the village of al-Haddadiya when they were killed. In the same tweet, @alsharqia24news reported that Ahmed Fathi al-Roudhan and Ahmed Ibrahim al-Okla were both members of the al-Hazeem clan.

The incident occured around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Ahmed Fathi al-Roudhan أحمد فتحي الروضان
Adult male killed
Ahmed Ibrahim al-Okla أحمد ابراهيم العكلة
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Ahmed Fathi al-Roudhan and Ahmed Ibrahim al-Okla, allegedly killed by SDF shootings in the village of Attale on August 30, 2023. (Image posted by @nahermedia)
  • One of the civilians allegedly killed by SDF shootings in the village of Attale on August 30, 2023. (Image posted by @alsharqia24news)
  • One of the civilians allegedly killed by SDF shootings in the village of Attale on August 30, 2023. (Image posted by @alsharqia24news)
  • Ahmed Fathi al-Roudhan and Ahmed Ibrahim al-Okla, allegedly killed by SDF shootings in the village of Attale on August 30, 2023. (Image posted by Bashar Alsuliman via Facebook)
  • One of the civilians allegedly killed by SDF shootings in the village of Attale on August 30, 2023. (Image posted by Bashar Alsuliman via Facebook)

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]