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

TS169

Incident date

February 9, 2018

Location

جولاق, Jolak, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

District

Airwars assessment

A single source, named SotKurdistan, reported that a “70-year-old Issa Bakkar Issa was injured in the Turkish bombardment of the city centre of Jolak town in Jandarsa”, Syria.

There are no other known details relating to this allegation at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Issa Bakkar Issa 70 years old 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

TS201

Incident date

February 15, 2018

Location

جنديرس,عفرين , Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, two civilians were wounded with various shrapnel injuries in an alleged Turkish shelling of Jindires, Syria.

The victims were identified by names and age.

No additional details are presently known.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Rajab 31 years old male various shrapnel injuries injured
  • Ahmad Dibo 31 years old male various shrapnel injuries 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

TS233

Incident date

February 28, 2018

Location

بطينة, Batina town, Mobata district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.620000, 36.690833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Hawar news reported “A civilian was seriously wounded by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries on Badina town related to Mobata district.” The man was named as “35-year-old Abdo Rasheed from the village of Qatma”.

Other sources reported that Turkish warplanes carried out strikes on the Syrian area but made no mention of civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdo Rasheed 35 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Batina town, Mobata district, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Hawar)
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    Injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Batina town, Mobata district, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Hawar)

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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS265

Incident date

March 12, 2018

Location

باسوطة, village of Basuta, Shirwa district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.434167, 36.873889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to local media, a 25-year-old civilian was wounded followed an alleged Turkish air and or artillery strike on the village of Basuta.

Afrin Now and ANHA said the victim sustained shrapnel wound to the face.

Sources reported that Turkish warplanes bombed the centre of Shirawa and the villages of Basutah, Karzayleh and Zerba.

Additionally it was reported that as many as four civilians were wounded, including critical cases.

It was reported that there was extensive material damage to the properties in the vicinity.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    A picture shows a civilian being treated at the medical centre followed an alleged airstrike on the village of Basuta, Shirwa district, Afrin, 10th March 2018. (via: ANHA)
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    An image shows a civilian at the medical centre, being treated followed an alleged airstrike on the village of Basuta, Shirwa district, Afrin 10th March 2018. (via: ANHA)
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    A picture shows a civilian being treated at the medical centre followed an alleged airstrike on the village of Basuta, Shirwa district, Afrin 10th March 2018. (via: ANHA)

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
    1–4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]