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

TS137

Incident date

January 28, 2018

Location

راحو, Rajo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.67296, 36.666364 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Kurdish Red Crescent reported that six civilian males were injured – some seriously – in the Rajo area of Afrin Canton.

In a report seen by Airwars six civilians were named as injured – see list below.

Ta3oob_11 reported that “Turkish aircraft heavily bombarded civilian homes in the areas of Raju and Jenders, resulting in a large number of civilian casualties”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rojin Qahraman 16 years old male injured
  • Osman Hyder Muhammad 62 years old male injured
  • Amad Tolhildan 20 years old male injured
  • Giwan Rashed 29 years old male injured
  • Ali Shekri Abdo 35 years old male injured
  • Sepan Abdo 38 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from 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
    0
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS168

Incident date

February 9, 2018

Location

رمضانة, Ramadana, Jindires, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.498611, 36.655000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A single source, SotKurdistan, reported that, “on Thursday, the two men, Farhad Ibash (50) and Adel Abdul Hanan (50), were injured by the Turkish bombardment of Rumdana village, Syria.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Farhad Ibash 50 years old male injured
  • Adel Abdul Hanan 50 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS200

Incident date

February 15, 2018

Location

شيا عفرين, Shya, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.496944, 36.598333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Kurdish Red Crescent named one civilian was wounded followed an alleged Turkish shelling of Shya, Syria.

The male victim was named at 21, who reportedly was wounded by shrapnel in the foot.

No additional details are presently known.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Dawood 21 years old male shrapnel in the foot injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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
    0
  • 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

TS264

Incident date

March 12, 2018

Location

ماراتا , villages of Marate and Tirinde, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.499722, 36.801389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to a single source, an unidentified number of civilians were wounded followed an alleged Turkish shelling on villages of Marate and Tirinde, Afrin.

IC Afrin Resistance indicates that Turkish warplanes bombed Afrin city, Afrin district and the villages of Maratê and Tirinde. There were a high number of injuries reported.

No further details are currently available.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–10
  • 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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–10
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS116

Incident date

January 24, 2018

Location

ديرجمال, Deir Jamal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.444444, 37.025556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

RuMaf reported “shelling by the Turkish occupation aimed at the town of Deir Jamal, resulting in the damage to civilian property and the wounding of a civilian with shrapnel. He is in a critical condition. We are not publishing the photo as it’s too ugly.”

Both Jin News and the Syrian Observatory reported on the strike at Deir Jamal by Turkish forces, though said they did not at that time have details of any civilian casualties.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS148

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

كفر صرف, Kafr Sarf, Afrin, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.426111, 36.662500 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Afrin Now in Syria reported that “4-year-old Hamid Rashid was wounded by shrapnel from the bombing of the Turkish airliner in the village of Kafr Safra in the Jandrissah district of Afrin province.”

Nuce24 also named the victim and blamed Turkey.

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, “Hameed Rashid Mehmoud 4 years old got shot in his forehead”, though it didn’t say if he had lived or died.

According to sources he was taken to hospital, with medical staff reporting his condition was stable.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Four year old Hamid Rashid was wounded by shrapnel from the alleged bombing of the Turkish airliner in the village of Kafr Safra, Afrin province, Aleppo. 2nd Feburary 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Four year old Hamid Rashid was wounded by shrapnel from the alleged bombing of the Turkish airliner in the village of Kafr Safra, Afrin province, Aleppo. 2nd Feburary 2018. (via Ranya Mohammed)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS159

Incident date

February 6, 2018

Location

كوتانة، عفرين, Kotana, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.770899, 36.818318 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to local media, one woman was wounded followed an alleged Turkish shelling of Kotana, Syria.

According to Cahida Dersim, a 70-year-old woman was wounded as result of the Turkish shelling on the village Kotan of district Bilbil. Her house has been destroyed.

The weapon type is unknown.

In a private report, KRC confirmed the injury of the civilian.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Amina Khalil Horo 70 years old injury to the head injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A picture shows the house that was destroyed following the alleged Turkish shelling on Kotana, Afrin, 6th February 2018. (via, Cahida Dersim)
  • A picture shows the house that was destroyed following the alleged Turkish shelling on Kotana, Afrin, 6th February 2018. (via, Cahida Dersim)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS254

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

no name of village yet, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.391667, 36.693056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

According to multiple sources, two civilians women were wounded following an alleged Turkish shelling on civilian houses in Jindires, Afrin.

ANHA reported that Jindires was targeted by “dozens of missiles and air raids”, attributing blame to Turkey, like the rest of the known sources.

Several sources including ANHA, ANF and Afrin now facebook published the injured victims by names. The victims were reportedly transferred to Afrin hospital.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Two women were reportedly wounded by Turkish shelling in the town of Jondiers, Afrin on 7 March, 2018 (via Afrin now)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]