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

TS313

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

Zaytouniya neighbourhood and Se Girka, Qamishli, Hassaka, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and 3 were wounded in alleged Turkish shelling on the neighborhood of Zaytouniya and the village of Se Girka in/near the city of Qamishli.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Suleiman Abbas al Shaker and Hussein Kashou died after mortar shells were fired on the neighborhood of Zaytouniya. @Al_qamishli reported 3 wounded.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Suleiman Abbas al Shaker and Hussein Kashou were killed in alleged Turkish shelling strikes on the neighborhood of Zaytouniya in Qamishli city (via SNHR).
  • Footage of the shelling on the neighborhood of Zeytuniya and the village Se Girka in Qamishli (via @dersi4m).
  • One of the injured receiving medical help after alleged Turkish shelling on the neighborhood of Zeytouniya and the village of Se Girka in/near the city of Qamishli (via @Al_qamishli).

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS312

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

تل أبيض‎, Tal Abyad/Girê Spî, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.6975, 38.956667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were injured as the result of alleged Turkish army shelling on the village of Tal Abyad or Girê Spî, according to @dersi4m.

Currently, more information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS311

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

Metin, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A 60-year-old civilian was killed in alleged Turkish shelling on the village of Metin, east of the city of Kobane, as reported by local sources.

@y_ozgurpolitika has identified the victim as Şêx Ehmed, who was taken to the hospital a few hours after the incident.

Currently, more information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS310

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

قامشلي, Qamishli, Al Hasaka, Syria

Geolocation

37.036389, 41.239444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least 1 civilian was killed and 6 people were injured in alleged Turkish shelling on the largest bakery of the city of Qamishli, as reported by local sources.

@y_ozgurpolitika reported that the bakery is located in a park in the city center. According to Hawar News Agency, the automatic bakery provides bread to half of the civilian population of the city.

According to Hawar News Agency and the Coordination & Military Ops Center of the SDF, 2 civilians died and 6 people were wounded.

North Press Agency Syria reported on Twitter that the oven worker Hassan Suleiman Al Ali was killed and two police men were injured. They also wrote that civilian Habib Bashar Hebbo was injured while bringing bread to his family and had to get his leg amputated.

 

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Footage of alleged Turkish shelling on the city center of Qamishli on October 11, 2019 (via @TurceAnha).
  • Photo of one of the victims of alleged Turkish shelling on the city center of Qamishli being carried away by medical staff (via @HiwaDilan_71).

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS309

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

القامشلي, Qamishli, Hasaka, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed, and three others injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery strike on Qamishli city, October 11th, 2019 according to local media sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS308

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

تل حلف, Tel Hellaf, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was reported seriously injured in an alleged Turkish forces airstrike or artillery attack on Tel Hellaf on October 11th, 2019, according to local media sources.

No more information available yet.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS316

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, local sources said.

@dersi4m tweeted: “The Turkish army is shelling the village Ayn Diwar, 12 km eastern of Derik. Two civilians have been wounded.”

ANF reported: “The village of Ayn Diwar, 12 km east of Derik city in northern Syria, is under constant attack by the Turkish army and allied mercenaries for two days, since the launch of Turkey’s military operation to invade North and East Syria on Wednesday [Oct 9th].

“The village has been targeted several times by Turkish aerial bombardments, howitzer and mortar attacks.

“Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are evacuating the civilians from the village to make sure that they don’t suffer any harm. The young people in the village are refusing to leave and joining the resistance alongside the SDF.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish shelling of Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, Hasakah Governorate, Syria, Oct 11th (via ANF English)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish shelling of Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, Hasakah Governorate, Syria, Oct 11th (via ANF English)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish shelling of Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, Hasakah Governorate, Syria, Oct 11th (via ANF English)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish shelling of Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, Hasakah Governorate, Syria, Oct 11th (via ANF English)
  • Footage of the aftermath of an alleged Turkish shelling of Ayn Diwar village, east of Derik, Hasakah Governorate, Syria, Oct 11th.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS307

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

تل أبيض, Tal Abyad, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians were reported killed in an alleged Turkish forces airstrike and sniper attacks on Tal Abyad in Raqqa governorate on October 11th, 2019 according to local media sources. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR), the airstrike took place on Ali al-Bajelyeh village in Tal Abyad.

AFP News reported that four civilians were killed when a Turkish airstrike targeted their car while they were fleeing the fighting, while another three were shot dead by snipers around the border town.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]