Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

CS1966 YS122

Incident date

October 16, 2021

Location

الزر, Al Zir, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.12527, 40.42864 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one young man was killed in a Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces operation in the village of Al Zir on October 16, 2021.

According to Euphrates Post, five people were arrested in a security operation carried out by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the support of the Coalition: Muhammad Khader Al-Rathi, Ayman Khader Al-Rathi, Moamen Khidr Al-Rathi, Jawad Ali Al-Ahmad Al-Khalaf, Moaz Ali Al-Ahmad Al-Khalaf. A man named Abdullah Ayad al-Khater, 25 years old, was also killed during the raid.

Step News Agency identified two young men as being killed in the raid after being shot by SDF forces.

Al Khabour News added the name Abdelwahab Ghanem Al-Rudaini to the list of people that were arrested during the raid and @humam_isa added the name Thaer Ghanem Al-Rudaini.

Zaytoun Agency reported that the SDF and Coalition forces raided the village of Al Zir “under the pretext of pursuing ISIS cells”, entering the village with a convoy of more than 20 armored vehicles with air cover from the Coalition. Civilian Abdullah Ayad al-Khater was said to be killed for violating the curfew that was imposed on residents and overall, 120 people were arrested and some of them were arrested while others were held for interrogation.

Syrian Documentation Center detailed that the “SDF gunmen deliberately shot a person who was standing near the house, which led to his death instantly”, adding that the SDF did not comment or explain why they killed the civilian who was not trying to escape or resist arrest.

Syrian Arab News Agency identified the man that was killed as being a civilian and added that 10 of the village’s locals were arrested and taken to a nearby location. Al-Tariq News put the number of people arrested in the raids at eight while Step News Agency added that 10 minors under the age of 18 were among those arrested and that the detainees were severely beaten before they were tied up and transported by the Coalition helicopters.

The Coalition has not released a statement on this incident.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), US-led Coalition
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image of Abdullah Ayad al-Khater, killed during a raid by Coalition and SDF forces on October 16, 2021. (Image posted by the Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Zir (الزر), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.12527, 40.42864. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

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

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), US-led Coalition
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4401

Incident date

October 12, 2021

Location

كفرعمة, Kafar Amma, Aleppo

Airwars assessment

At least five children were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling in Kafr Anna, Syria on October 12th 2021. Two sources mentioned another civilian was also injured; one source mentioned that a woman and a man were injured alongside four children.

The names of the children were widely reported as: Mahmoud Khalil, 10 years old, Youssef Razzouk, 17 years old, Suhaib Abdul Rahman, 7 years old, Bashar Yassin, 17 years old and Moayad Abdel Halim Al-Omar, who’s age is not known at this time.

It was reported that Youssef had injuries to his leg and abdomen, while Moayad had injuries to his leg and foot. One of the children, Bashar Yassin, was reported to have had his legs amputated as a result of the injuries.

The Syrian Civil Defense team reported that they transferred the injured children from Al-Atareb Hospital to Bab Al-Hawa Hospital.

Most sources attributed the artillery shelling to Syrian regime forces, although at least three sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, attributed the shelling to Russian forces. Almodon news network cited both Iranian militias and Syrian regime forces as being responsible for the shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Khalil 10 years old male injured
  • Youssef Razzouk 17 years old injured
  • Moayad Abdel Halim Al-Omar Age unknown injured
  • Suhaib Abdul Rahman 7 years old injured
  • Bashar Yassin 17 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Image of four of the five children severely injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling. Image posted on Twitter via @Almohrar1.
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    One of the children injured in either Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling on October 12th 2021. Image via @YusufAd76532779 on Twitter.
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    One of the children injured in Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling on October 12th 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @YusufAd76532779.
  • One of the five children severely injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling on October 12th 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @YusufAd76532779
  • Five children were severely injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling on 12th October 2021; image shows one of the boys. Image posted on Twitter by @YusufAd76532779.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Iranian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4400

Incident date

October 11, 2021

Location

التفاحية, Al-Tuffahiya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians were killed and others were injured, one seriously, in alleged Russian or regime strikes with Kornet missiles and/or thermal missiles on the village of Al-Tuffahiya on October 11, 2021.

Zaman Al Wasl reported that three civilians were killed and another one was wounded in regime and Russian militia strikes with a “Kornet” guided missile on a group of people collecting firewood. A Facebook post by Abo Fahed Al Salhani added that they were collecting firewood so that they could sell it to make money for their families.

A tweet by @Omhajr000 provided the names of the three civilians killed: Ahmed Hadid, Ali Qurfaqi, Fadi Rostom.

A cousin of Fadi Rostom, Abo Gaafar, posted a memorial to him on Facebook that included a picture of him.

Enab Baladi identified the injured civilian as having a serious injury and quoted Civil Defense teams as transferring the civilians to the nearest medical point. Nedaa Post and other local sources referred to “several others” injured but not give a specific number.

North-Press Agency added that the group was in a forested area to collect the firewood and the commander of the coastal sector in the Civil Defense, Muhammad Darwicho, told Enab Baladi that the targeting was of people on motorcycles collecting firewood, and not of a car, as was circulated originally.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with the majority attributing the strikes to the regime while a few mentioned Russian involvement. A military source in the “Al-Fateh Al-Mubin” operations room explained to “Zaman Al-Wasl” that “the militias linked to Russia and stationed in the “Shalf” castle within the Jabal Al-Akrad region were the ones who targeted the civilian crowds. However, North-Press agency reported that regime forces in the Al-Qalaa area were the ones that launched missiles at Al-Tuffahiya.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Ahmed Hadid Adult injured
  • Ali Qurfaqi Age unknown injured
  • Fadi Rostom Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteers treat the victims of a bombing of Al-Tuffahiya on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Image of Fadi Rostom "Abu Muhammad", killed in the bombing of Al-Tuffahiya on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Abo Gaafar, his cousin, via Facebook)
  • Edited images of the men killed in the bombing of Al-Tuffahiya on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Abo Fahed Al Salhani via Facebook)
  • Edited images of the men killed in the bombing of Al-Tuffahiya on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Abo Fahed Al Salhani via Facebook)
  • Edited images of the men killed in the bombing of Al-Tuffahiya on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Abo Fahed Al Salhani via Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS121

Incident date

October 11, 2021

Location

قرية الدايس, Al Dabes village, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including up to two women, were killed and between two and nine others, including two women and a child, were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces shelling or missile strikes on the village of Al Dabes on October 11, 2021.

The Aleppo correspondent for @HalabTodayTV reported that a civilian was killed and two others were injured when Syrian Democratic Forces launched vacuum missiles at the village of Al Dabes. This was the lowest toll provided by local sources.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), a man and a woman were killed and six civilians, including a child and two women, were injured from an explosion in their house. SCD later reported that the death roll rose to three after the volunteer teams pulled out the body of a woman.

One of the civilians injured in the explosion was Nayef, who is under a year old and whose father was killed in the same incident. White Helmet volunteers pulled him out from under the rubble of his home, which was destroyed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified similar casualty numbers from an explosion in a house, adding that they think the explosion was due to an IED.

A tweet from @khalediskef, a journalist for Almayadeen News, reported that nine people, including women and children, were injured in the incident, according to the “armed coordination”. Zaman Al Wasl added that some of the civilians injured were in critical condition.

Sources were conflicted as to the origin of the strikes, with the Syrian Civil Defense referring to “an explosion of an unknown source” in regards to this incident while Orient News attributed the civilian casualties to “vacuum missile sourced from the SDF militia near the Sajur River”. Local sources also told Zaman Al Wasl that the explosion could’ve been caused by heavy artillery shelling launched by the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) and that it was possible that the shell that targeted the house was a Russian-made “Krasnopol” due to the extent of the damage.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • White Helmet volunteers search for injured civilians following an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers search for injured civilians following an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Rubble from the explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Rubble from the explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of our teams’ response to an explosion of an unknown source inside a house in Al-Dabis in the #Jarablus area, east of #Aleppo, whose death toll rose to 3, after our teams pulled out the body of a woman who was stuck under the rubble, while 6 civilians were injured, including a child and two women.
  • Rubble from the explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by @NowLebanon2)
  • White Helmet volunteers rescue a civilian injured in an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by @alkhattabirw)
  • Destruction to a civilian home caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Destruction to a civilian home caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Destruction to a civilian home and their possessions caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Destruction to a civilian home and their possessions caused by an explosion in Al Dabes village on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Firat Haber Ajansi)
  • Nayef, a child under a year old who was injured in the explosion and pulled out of the rubble on October 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TI074

Incident date

October 9, 2021

Location

Saydani village, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Airwars assessment

Between one and two people, including a woman, were killed and two civilians were injured in alleged Turkish drone strikes on Saydani village on October 9, 2021. The majority of sources refer to all of the casualties from the incident as civilians except BasNews, which identified two Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) fighters as being killed.

Rudaw News reported that a woman was killed and two others were wounded in Turkish drone strikes. The person killed had not yet been identified because “the body is mangled and therefore we can’t determine the age of the deceased,” Sharif Rahim, spokesperson for Chamchamal’s health directorate, told Rudaw, adding that “the wounded are between 25 and 35 years of age.”

According to BasNews, two Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) fighters were killed in the drone strike, which struck a car. BasNews was the only source that identified PKK fighters as being involved and not civilians. Hawar News specifically referred to a “civilian car” being hit by the airstrikes and identified those injured as being civilians.

Xeber24 News added that the two injured civilians were transferred to Chamchamal Hospital and the woman who was killed’s body was taken to forensic medicine in Sulaymaniyah.

The Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan issued a statement to public opinion, which stated: “The Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan condemns the bombing by Turkish planes of the Qaranjir border near the city of Kirkuk, which left casualties and damages.”

All of the sources attributed the strikes to Turkish drones or reported that they “believed” Turkey was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–2

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–2

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4399

Incident date

October 8, 2021

Location

معارة النعسان, Maarat al-Naasan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between three and four civilians were injured in alleged Russian or regime shelling of the town of Maarat al-Naasan on October 8, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, three civilians were injured, one critically, in shelling on the town of Maarat al-Naasan by the regime and Russia. They added that their volunteers inspected the area for any other casualties.

Local activist @mzmgr941 tweeted that four civilians were injured and named three of them: Mohamed Al-Masry, Ahmed Lazkani, Hamada Ma’adal.

A tweet from @Click_Syria identified Maarat al-Naasan as one of the locations where militants were targeted but they do not indicate that militants were among the injured.

Military sources in the opposition told North-Press Agency that the government forces “bombed with heavy artillery shells residential neighborhoods in the village of Maarat al-Naasan”. The Zaman Al Wasl correspondent added that five artillery shells were launched against the northern neighborhood, which is close to the contact lines with the regime forces.

The majority of local sources that reported on the incident attributed the shelling to the regime. However, local journalist @Almohrar1 attributed the shelling and resulting injuries to Russian forces.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Mohamed Al-Masry Age unknown injured
  • Ahmed Lazkani Age unknown injured
  • Hamada Ma’adal Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense members search for victims of shelling on the village of Maarat al-Naasan on October 8, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • A piece of an artillery shell used in the shelling on the village of Maarat al-Naasan on October 8, 2021. (Image posted by @humam_isa)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces 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
    3–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TI073

Incident date

October 4, 2021

Location

Saydani village, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Airwars assessment

Two to three people, including a woman, were injured in alleged Turkish drone strikes on the village of Saydani on October 4, 2021. Local sources were conflicted as to whether those injured were civilians or members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

According to Rudaw News, a 24 year old woman and a 53 year old man were injured in a Turkish drone strike on Saydani village. Sharif Rahim, spokesperson for Chamchamal health directorate, told Rudaw “the injury to the man is serious.”

The head of Chemchemal’s health directorate, Sharif Raheem Moawen, told Shafaq News Agency, “two civilians from Sidan village, the Chemchemal district, were injured: a 24 years old male and a 33 years old male.”

Hawar News reported that the drone strike struck a car while Kurdistan 24 referred to the location as being an alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) outpost, adding that “Two injured people were transferred to the emergency hospital in Chamchamal,” Chamchamal health directorate spokesman Sharif Rahim told Kurdistan 24. It was not immediately clear if the victims were PKK members or civilians.”

Said Karim, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in Qarahanjir, told BasNews that “As a result of this bombardment, three fighters of PKK have been injured who have now been transferred to Chamchamall hospital for medical treatment.”

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

The incident occured at approximately 5:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS475

Incident date

October 2, 2021

Location

قرية معلك, Malak village, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.386051, 38.860960 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least one child was injured in alleged Turkish shelling on the village of Malak on October 2, 2021.

According to Alyaum TV, a civilian who was tending to his sheep was injured in Turkish shelling of the village of Malak.

Xeber 24 reported that the civilian injured was a 16 year old boy named Adel Muslim and he was transferred to Ain Issa district hospital to be treated for his wounds. At the time of the strikes, Adel was grazing his sheep near the Ain Issa camp when a shell landed near him and hit him.

All of the sources that reported on the strike attributed the shells to Turkish forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image of Adel Muslim, 16 years old, who was injured in alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Malak on October 2, 2021. (Image posted by ANF News)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Malak (معلك), allegedly located 1km west of Ain Issa (عين عيسى). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Ain Issa are: 36.386051, 38.860960.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]