Turkish Military in Iraq & Syria

An internally displaced Kurdish family in northern Iraq, 2016 (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
Turkish military
Country
Iraq
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

TS421

Incident date

March 23, 2020

Location

Um Al Hawaash, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

An elderly man was reportedly severely injured in artillery shelling carried out by alleged Turkish-backed factions in the village of Um Al Hawaash on March 23rd, 2020, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The SOHR reported that “on March 23, SOHR activists said that an elderly man was seriously injured today by artillery shelling carried out by Turkish-backed factions, targeting the village of Um Al Hawaash in areas held by Kurdish forces, north of Aleppo.”

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS420

Incident date

March 16, 2020

Location

أم الكيف - تل تمر, Um al-Kaf - Tal Tamr, Hassaka, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to ANF, a civilian was injured in Turkish forces and Turkey-backed militants’ shelling of Um Al Kaef village in Tal Tamr, Syria on March 16th, 2020.

“According to reports from the ground, the attack left a Syrian soldier and a civilian injured, who were taken to hospitals in Til Temir.”

No more details are available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported injured
    1

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported injured
    1

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS419

Incident date

March 15, 2020

Location

شيخ عيسى - تل رفعت, Sheikh Issa - Tal Rifa'at, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to ANF English, a child was reported injured in alleged Turkish shelling on Sheikh Issa in Tal Rifa’at, Aleppo, Syria on March 15th, 2020.

“A 6-year-old boy named Ehmed Osman was injured in the attack.”

The source said the child was seriously injured in his feet and moved to hospital for treatment.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Ehmed Osman, aged 6, was injured in alleged Turkish shelling on Sheikh Issa in Aleppo on March 15th, 2020, according to ANF.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS418

Incident date

March 8, 2020

Location

قرية عرب حسن - منبج, Arab Hassan - Manbej, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman was reported injured in alleged Turkey forces/ pro-Turkey militants shelling of Arab Hassan village in Northwest Manbej, Aleppo on March 8th, 2020, according to local sources.

@NotWoofers said the village was attacked with six mortars.

No further details are available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • 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]

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
    None known
  • 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]

Incident Code

TS417A

Incident date

March 7, 2020

Location

قرية الخالدية - عين عيسى, Khaldiya village - Ain Issa, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to ANF, Turkey and Turkey-backed militants launched series of attacks on Khalidiya and Hoshan villages, and the refugee camp in Ain Issa and the international M4 highway in Syria on March 7th, 2020.

This led to the injury of a civilian in Khalidiya village.

No further information is available now.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS417

Incident date

March 2, 2020

Location

جورين, Jourin, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that two civilians were killed when pro-Turkey militants launched artillery on Jourin in Hama, Syria on March 2nd, 2020. The victims are a child and a woman. Seven civilians are reported injured in the attack.

“A woman and a child were martyred while seven civilians were injured in terrorist attacks with rocket shell on Jourin town in the far northwest countryside of Hama. SANA’s reporter said on Monday that the terrorist organizations, backed by the Turkish regime, fired  rocket shells on Jourin town that fell on a consolation house, killing two citizens and injuring seven others.”

@HarbiehNadie said the shells fell on a consolation house in the town.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (2) [ 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS416

Incident date

February 28, 2020

Location

Arima town Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were reported killed and several others injured in alleged Turkey artillery attack on Al-Arima town, west of Manbij city in northeastern Aleppo, Syria on February 28th, 2020, according to local sources. The attack is also believed to have caused four deaths and five injuries among regime forces and ‘loyalists’ as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described them.

“SOHR sources have said that Turkish forces, stationed at Sheikh Nasser base, carried out intensive rocket attacks on various areas of Al-Arima town, west of Manbij city in northeastern Aleppo, leaving casualties among civilians. Four member among regime forces and loyalists have been killed, and at least five others have sustained injuries of varying severity, while dozens of civilians have fled their homes in the wake of Turkish escalation as shelling has continued intensively.”

ynms79797979 said that 30 artillery shells were launched by Turkey on the area targeting Syrian Army and Al Bab Military Council in the villages around Arimah.

@NotWoofers said that “In Arimah, nine shells fired by the Turkish army landed inside the town, destroying two homes and wounding a civilian. Several civilian vehicles were also destroyed by these strikes. The Russian base in the town was allegedly the target of this attack.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of artillery attack allegedly by Turkey on Arimah in Aleppo on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)
  • Artillery shell allegedly used by Turkey in an attack on Arimah village in Aleppo on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)
  • An alleged Turkey artillery attack on Arimah village in Aleppo caused damage to civilians homes, on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)
  • Aftermath of artillery attack allegedly by Turkey on Arimah in Aleppo on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)

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
    2
  • 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]

Incident Code

TS415

Incident date

February 26, 2020

Location

قرية الشيخ عيسى, Sheikh Issa village, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to NPA, “Two civilians were injured in the Turkish bombardment on the village of Sheikh-Issa in the northern countryside of Aleppo on February 26th, 2020.”

No more information is available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]