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

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. 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
    Unknown
  • 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
    Unknown
  • 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

TS149

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

بلبلة, Bulbul, Afrin, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

In a report shared with Airwars, the Kurdish Red Crescent named one civilian as wounded in Bulbul, Syria.

The victim was listed as “Sharfan Subhi Ali, 27, ankle injury”.

The weapon used has not been reported.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Sharfan Subhi Ali 27 years old male injured

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

TS150

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

شيرا, Shyra, Afrin, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

In a report shared with Airwars, the Kurdish Red Crescent named one civilian as wounded in Shyra, Syria.

The victim was listed as “Dalil Youssef Ali, 26, spine injury”.

The weapons used has not been reported.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Dalil Youssef Ali 26 years old male injured

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

TS146

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

جنديرس, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Rumaf reported that a child was killed in an alleged Turkish bombing of Jenderis, Syria.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the child killed in an alleged Turkish strike on Jindires, Feb 2nd (via Rumaf)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS147

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

خلاقة, Khalalka, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.694266, 36.80596 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources in Syria reported that “the civilian citizen Shaaban Khalil, 24, from the village of Khalalka, was injured by the Turkish bombardment of the village in the countryside of Afrin.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Shaaban Khalil Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Afrin - 24-year-old Shaaban Khalil was injured as a result of the shelling of his village by the Turkish occupation army in the area of Bilbala."
  • Translation: "The civilian citizen Shaaban Khalil, 24, from the village of Khalalka, was injured by the Turkish bombardment of the village in the countryside of Afrin."

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
    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

TS145

Incident date

February 1, 2018

Location

بلبلة, Bulbul, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

In a report shared with Airwars, the Kurdish Red Crescent named one civilian as wounded in Bulbul.

The victim was listed as “Ahmad Mohammed Haji, 32, various sharpnel in his body”.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Mohammed Haji Adult male injured

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

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

Incident Code

TS144

Incident date

January 31, 2018

Location

اشرفية, Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.495082, 36.878273 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child died and up to 12 other civilians were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Afrin, according to local media. Sources reported that Turkey fired rockets into the city.

Afrin Now and Rumaf named Arhat Ahmad Aliko, nine-years-old, as killed, though other sources listed him as wounded (see list below). The Smart News Agency also said that one civilian died, while SDF Press added that he later died from injuries sustained in the attack.

Sources published numerous images showing casualties being treated in a medical facility.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Arhat Ahmad Aliko 9 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Ahmed Aliko 10 years old male lives in Tarnada district, several shrapnel wounds throughout the body injured
  • Mohammed Ahmed Aliko 75 years old male lives in Tarnada district, a head injury and a knee injury injured
  • Koley Mohammed Khalil 40 years old resident of Ternada district, bruises injured
  • Ali Akram Aliko 40 years old male lives in the district of Trnada, a shoulder and chest injury injured
  • Amina Abdullah Faraj 50 years old Ternada neighborhood, a thigh injury injured
  • Izzat Sheikh Musa 58 years old lives in the district of Ternada, chest, abdomen and thigh injuries injured
  • Abdo Mousa 11 years old who lives in Ternada district, a thigh injury injured
  • Halima Ahmed 70 years old lives in Ternada, a head injury injured
  • Ahmed Shukri Ali 39 years old male injured
  • Halima Ahmed Mankawi 70 years old injured
  • Idris Hassan Bilal 33 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (26) [ collapse]

  • Photo showing destruction to civilian homes in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via RT)
  • Photo showing destruction to civilian homes in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via RT)
  • The exact moment that an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • The exact moment that an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Arhat Ahmad Aliko, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Nuce 24)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Nuce 24)
  • Crater formed in the road. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Crater formed in the road. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike which hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Interviews with injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Rumafl facebook)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS142

Incident date

January 30, 2018

Location

جنديرس, Rajo, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Kurish Red Crescent reported: “The savagery of the Turkish aggression in Afrin was not limited to civilians only, but also to the media. A bombardment targeted a car in Rajo today, carrying a team of four journalists, including correspondents of foreign media agencies and four other civilians. They are being treated by the Kurdish Red Crescent”.

There are no reports of civilian casualties and no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, Afrin, 30th January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Flag)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, Afrin, 30th January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Flag)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, Afrin, 30th January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Flag)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, Afrin, 30th January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Flag)

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
    8
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]