Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

USSOM357

Incident date

November 23, 2022

Location

Bulo Madina, Lower Shabelle, Somalia

Geolocation

3.067730, 45.547450 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Over 49 al-Shabaab militants were reportedly killed and others were wounded by Somali forces and “international partner” airstrikes/ground operations in the Bulo Madina area of Lower Shabelle on November 22, 2022.

Garrote Online reported that according to the Ministry of Information, over 49 militants were killed by an airstrike following an operation by the Somali National Army aided by “local militias and international partners”. The statement from the Ministry of Information said that “the militants were killed in the Bulo Madina area, where they had converged to plan terrorist activities against the Somali people” and Garowe Online attributed the airstrike to AFRICOM, backing the Danab Special Forces.

Four residents of Afgoye district, around 25 km north-west of the capital Mogadishu, told Reuters that they heard large explosions on the evening of November 22nd, but were not aware of the village’s location or of the number of casualties. “Last night, the whole earth shook. We heard two huge air strikes,” said Ali Farah, a local bus driver. Voice of America also mentioned that residents in the region reported that they heard explosions.

Reuters also quoted the Ministry of Information, who they said announced that they had destroyed a number of military vehicles and weapons during the operation. A tweet from @BoodhariFarah also identified “a number” of militants as being injured without specifying how many.

AFRICOM has not released a statement related to this incident and according to Reuters, stated that they were not involved in airstrikes on November 22nd. However, multiple local sources, including @DrumChronicles, attributed the airstrikes to the US.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attackers
    US Forces, Somali Military Forces, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    49
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Bulo Madina, for which the generic coordinates are: 3.067730, 45.547450. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

US Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Somali Military Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Somali Military Forces
  • Somali Military Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attackers
    US Forces, Somali Military Forces, Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    49
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS159

Incident date

November 15, 2022

Location

اعزاز, Azaz, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (54) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (50) [ collapse]

  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Deir Ezzore / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Deir Ezzore / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Deir Ezzore / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Deir Ezzore / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Deir Ezzore / Twitter)
  • "the young man "Omar Musa Al-Najjar" from the Kafrouma IDPs, one of the victims of the bombing today on Azaz, his wedding was (5) days ago, may God have mercy on him and he was with the help of his family and lovers." (Deir Ezzore / Twitter)
  • "civilians, including a child, were killed, and 5 others were wounded, as a preliminary result of a massacre, as a result of missile strikes coming from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, targeting a popular market and residential neighborhoods in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, on Tuesday evening, November 22." (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • "civilians, including a child, were killed, and 5 others were wounded, as a preliminary result of a massacre, as a result of missile strikes coming from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, targeting a popular market and residential neighborhoods in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, on Tuesday evening, November 22." (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • "civilians, including a child, were killed, and 5 others were wounded, as a preliminary result of a massacre, as a result of missile strikes coming from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, targeting a popular market and residential neighborhoods in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, on Tuesday evening, November 22." (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • "civilians, including a child, were killed, and 5 others were wounded, as a preliminary result of a massacre, as a result of missile strikes coming from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, targeting a popular market and residential neighborhoods in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, on Tuesday evening, November 22." (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • ""Omair al-Najjar" was very happy when he invited his friends to share the joy of his wedding, that was 10 days ago, today they meet again to bid him farewell after his soul was kidnapped by terrorist missile attacks originating in areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, targeting the city of Azaz, north of #Aleppo." (Image via Syrian Civil Defense / Twitter)
  • "A long night shrouded in sadness mixed with deadly silence. Weeping hearts lament their children, and others grapple with pain with their injured in hospitals after the massacre in the city of Azaz, north of #Aleppo, this evening, Tuesday, November 22, as a result of terrorist missile attacks emanating from areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces." (Image via Syrian Civil Defense / Twitter)
  • "Blood-laden messages... With the start of the 19th Astana meeting on Syria, civilians were killed and injured in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo The city of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo witnessed an escalation of terrorist attacks on the evening of Tuesday, November 22, originating in areas controlled by the regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces. What is practiced by the Assad regime, Russia and the militias loyal to them against the Syrians, in the absence of a firm international position on stopping it." (Image via Syrian Civil Defense / Twitter)
  • "Extensive damage caused by the missile attack carried out by the SDF militia on the city of Azaz this evening." (image via Azzaz media centre)
  • "Extensive damage caused by the missile attack carried out by the SDF militia on the city of Azaz this evening." (image via Azzaz media centre)
  • "Extensive damage caused by the missile attack carried out by the SDF militia on the city of Azaz this evening." (image via Azzaz media centre)
  • "Extensive damage caused by the missile attack carried out by the SDF militia on the city of Azaz this evening." (image via Azzaz media centre)
  • "The boy, "Saad al-Din Taftanazi", devoted his life to support his family, and often slept in his workplace. His life ended yesterday, when #SDF bombed the market of the city of #Azaz in the countryside of Aleppo" (Image via @Omar_Madaniah / Twitter)
  • "Martyrs of the #Azaz attack by the #SDF: 1 - Ali Walid Al-Qabou from #Saraqib 2 - Ragheb Al-Khaled from #Saraqib 3 - Shaaban Hilal from #Saraqib 4 - Omair Musa Al-Najjar from #Kafruma 5 - Unidentified" (Image via @IdlibCallingSy / Twitter)
  • "This is the blood of our people.. 5 martyrs and several injuries as a result of the targeting of Azaz by the terrorist #Qasd militia.. And by the way, these people were like us, happy with the joy of the Arabs, and gathered normally until they were bombed." (Image via @Wejden_231 / Twitter)
  • And by the way, these people were like us, happy with the joy of the Arabs, and gathered normally until they were bombed." (Image via @Wejden_231 / Twitter)
  • And by the way, these people were like us, happy with the joy of the Arabs, and gathered normally until they were bombed." (Image via @Wejden_231 / Twitter)
  • And by the way, these people were like us, happy with the joy of the Arabs, and gathered normally until they were bombed." (Image via @Wejden_231 / Twitter)
  • "Mourners bury victims of bombing of the city of Azaz in the Syrian Aleppo governorate, in the towns of Binnish and Afis in the Idlib governorate, on November 23, 2022. The Britain-based Observatory said that the missiles were launched from the Aleppo governorate, which is under the control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish forces." (Image via @omar_hajkadour /Twitter)
  • "Mourners bury victims of bombing of the city of Azaz in the Syrian Aleppo governorate, in the towns of Binnish and Afis in the Idlib governorate, on November 23, 2022. The Britain-based Observatory said that the missiles were launched from the Aleppo governorate, which is under the control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish forces." (Image via @omar_hajkadour /Twitter)
  • "Mourners bury victims of bombing of the city of Azaz in the Syrian Aleppo governorate, in the towns of Binnish and Afis in the Idlib governorate, on November 23, 2022. The Britain-based Observatory said that the missiles were launched from the Aleppo governorate, which is under the control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish forces." (Image via @omar_hajkadour /Twitter)
  • "Mourners bury victims of bombing of the city of Azaz in the Syrian Aleppo governorate, in the towns of Binnish and Afis in the Idlib governorate, on November 23, 2022. The Britain-based Observatory said that the missiles were launched from the Aleppo governorate, which is under the control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish forces." (Image via @omar_hajkadour /Twitter)
  • "Painful are the scenes in the city of Azaz today, and a night shrouded in sadness and the crying of the mothers of the victims, and the pain of the families of the injured. The terrorist attacks of the regime and its allies killed 5 civilians and wounded 5 others in a new massacre against innocent civilians. Condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery for the injured" (Image via @NadaAlRashed6 / Twitter)
  • "Painful are the scenes in the city of Azaz today, and a night shrouded in sadness and the crying of the mothers of the victims, and the pain of the families of the injured. The terrorist attacks of the regime and its allies killed 5 civilians and wounded 5 others in a new massacre against innocent civilians. Condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery for the injured" (Image via @NadaAlRashed6 / Twitter)
  • "SDF missiles killed the boy Saad al-Din Taftanazi, the displaced from the city of #Aleppo, who devoted his life to support his family, so he slept inside his workplace most of the days, until his life ended in a bombing that targeted the market of the city of #Azaz in the countryside of Aleppo, accompanied by 4 civilian victims with him." (Image via @OrientNews / Twitter)
  • "In short, he got married nine days ago and was martyred today!" (Image via @bkdadaksa / Twitter)
  • "The systematic terrorist attacks on the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, and the intentional targeting of civilians, indicates the criminal approach of these alliances based on killing and taking lives without any regard for the sanctity of human lives. Terrorism." (Image via @RaedAlSaleh3 / Twitter)
  • "A sad night with a new massacre in the city of #Azaz in the western countryside of Aleppo. May God have mercy on our martyrs and forgive them, and may God grant patience to their families." (Image via @molhamteam / Twitter)
  • "A sad night with a new massacre in the city of #Azaz in the western countryside of Aleppo. May God have mercy on our martyrs and forgive them, and may God grant patience to their families." (Image via @molhamteam / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via @sul6an_21 / Twitter)
  • "Ghaith Kaddour bin Khaled, 19 years old Muhammad Jamal bin Kno bin Fahd, 28 years old Muhammad Al-Ali bin Ahmed, 26 years old Mazen Hussein Hilal, 47 years old" (@yzUY6rpVfupA9vb / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via @wisamalkassom / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via @wisamalkassom / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via @wisamalkassom / Twitter)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Syrianewsagency)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Orient)
  • "Five people were killed and others injured in the bombing of the city of Azaz Five civilians were killed and five others were injured, in an indefinite toll, in the shelling of the city of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo today, Tuesday, November 22." (Image via Enab Baladi)
  • "Five people were killed and others injured in the bombing of the city of Azaz Five civilians were killed and five others were injured, in an indefinite toll, in the shelling of the city of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo today, Tuesday, November 22." (Image via Enab Baladi)
  • "Five people were killed and others injured in the bombing of the city of Azaz
  • "Five people were killed and others injured in the bombing of the city of Azaz" (Image via Enab Baladi)
  • "Five people were killed and others injured in the bombing of the city of Azaz" (Image via Enab Baladi)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Arabia)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via Zaitunmag)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via MolhamTeam)
  • Three to five civilians were reported killed in Azaz as a result of either a Syrian regime or SDF rocket on November 22nd 2022 (Image via MolhamTeam)

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
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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
    YPG, Syrian Regime

Sources (54) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4492

Incident date

November 21, 2022

Location

معربليت, Maarbelet, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A 35 year old man was injured by alleged Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling of the outskirts of the village of Maarbelet on November 21, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that a man was injured while working on agricultural land by artillery shelling carried out by the Syrian regime and Russian forces on the outskirts of the village of Maarbelet. The Civil Defense added that a woman also suffered a nervous breakdown from the shelling.

@HalabTodayTV reported that the injury was suffered by a civilian.

A Facebook post by Rasheed Alosman identified the civilian injured as Yasser Muhammad Sheikh Hussein, age 35, with an image showing an injury to his leg.

Pro-regime source @idleb_online tweeted that the Syrian regime army launched artillery shelling against “terrorist sites”  without specifying casualties.

Sources were conflicted as to whether Russian or the Syrian regime were responsible, with @Almohrar1 attributing the shelling to Russia while Shaam News blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yasser Muhammad Sheikh Hussein 35 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Artillery shelling of outskirts of the village of Maarbelet on November 21, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Graphic image of the injury suffered by Yasser Muhammad Sheikh Hussein when Russian or Syrian regime forces shelled the village of Maarbelet. (Image posted by Rasheed Alosman via Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military 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
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4491

Incident date

November 20, 2022

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed when an unexploded cluster bomb originally launched by Syrian regime or Russian forces exploded in agricultural land on the outskirts of the city of Jisr Al Shughur on November 20, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that a child was killed when a cluster bomb from a previous bombing, attributed to the Syrian regime and Russia, exploded while the child was grazing sheep on the outskirts of the city of Jisr Al Shughur.

A local source told North Press that “the explosion resulted in the killing of the child, Muhammad Saleh al-Daghli, from the city of Jisr Al Shughur” and that many children were grazing their sheep in the same area.

@Almohrar1 added that the body of the child was transferred to the forensic medicine department in the city of Idlib, and then handed over to his family.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the bomb was from a previous Russian or Syrian regime bombardment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Muhammad Saleh al-Daghli Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Planted explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers with the body of a child killed by an unexploded cluster bomb in Jisr Al Shughur on November 20, 2022. (Image posted by the Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military 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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Planted explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4489

Incident date

November 14, 2022

Location

معربليت, Maarbalit, Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On November 14th, 2022, according to local sources, one civilian, a man, was reportedly killed and another one injured while they were harvesting olives in farms near Maarbalit village, south of Idlib. The Syrian Civil Defense said the attack was conducted by heavy Syrian and Russian artillery shelling, while other local sources either blamed the Syrian forces only or the Russian forces only.

SNHR added that the shelling landed close to a group of civilians and described the man killed as Yousef Ibrahim Barhou “from Maarbalit village”. Baladi News said the attack occurred in the morning, and that the young man was killed instantly. It also stated that “civil defense teams went to the scene of the accident and transferred the body of the young man to his family after the doctors confirmed that he had passed away.”.

One source only, quoting local sources without further precisions, said that only material damage was recorded following the artillery shelling.

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Yousef Ibrahim Barhou Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • One civilian was reportedly killed and one injured by Syrian and Russian artillery shelling on November 6th, 2022 in Maarbalit fields. Source: @SyriaCivilDefe

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4490

Incident date

November 17, 2022

Location

الاتارب, Al Atareb, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between five and six civilians, including up to five children, were injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling of the outskirts of Al Atareb on November 17, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that six people, including two children, were injured by Syrian regime and Russian artillery shelling of the outskirts of Al Atareb. The Civil Defense volunteers transferred one of the injured to a specialized hospital for treatment.

@thiqanewsagency put the number of civilians injured at five and attributed the shelling to the regime forces while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that all five of the injuries were children.

The majority of sources attributed the incident to the Syrian regime, with Radio Al Kul specifying that the strike were carried out by regime forces stationed in the 46th regiment. However, both @Yassmin_ya1 and the Syrian Civil Defense identified both the Syrian regime and Russia as being responsible for the shelling. @Step_Agency reported that both artillery and missiles were part of the bombardment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteers assist a civilian injured by alleged Russian and Syrian regime strikes on Al Atari on November 17, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military 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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4488

Incident date

November 6, 2022

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On November 6th, 2022, in Kansafra, South of Idlib, between one to three civilians – one woman, or two women and a girl – were reportedly injured as a result of artillery shelling. While the Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) accused both the Russian and Syrian forces of carrying out the attack, other local sources claimed it was only conducted by the Syrian regime. @Sharqya_reporte added that the artillery shelling occurred in a residential neighbourhood.

SCD noted that a woman injured was sent to a hospital for treatment, without further precisions.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 target
    Unknown

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Media
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  • On November 6th 2022, in Kansafra, Idlib, artillery shelling reportedly injured between one to three civilians. Source: @Sharqya_reporte

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4486

Incident date

November 6, 2022

Location

اّفس, Afes, Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On November 6th, 2022, a civilian – a woman – was reportedly injured by artillery shelling and/or by an airstrike in Afes village, East of Idlib.  According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the shelling was carried out by Syrian and Russian forces but other local sources argued that it was either conducted by the Syrian regime or by Russian forces only. @Step_Agency reported that the “artillery and missile” bombing by the Syrian regime in Afes village coincided with “the flight of Russian reconnaissance airplanes” in the area. @mhmdalk66278540 noted that the shelling led to “casualties among civilians”, without further precisions.

The Syrian Civil Defence added that they sent an ambulance to carry the injured to a hospital.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]