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

TS186

Incident date

February 11, 2018

Location

دررويش, Darwish village, Afrin, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.635000, 36.668056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Darwish village, Syria, according to local media.

Afrin Now reported that “Haidar Sulaiman, 55 years old, from Darwish village, was injured by a shell fired by the [Turkish] occupation army on his house.”

The victim was also named by Hawar News, who said that he was admitted to the operating room in an Afrin hospital.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Haidar Sulaiman 55 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Darwish village, Afrin, 11th February 2018. (via Hawar)
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    Injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Darwish village, Afrin, 11th February 2018. (via Hawar)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS182

Incident date

February 11, 2018

Location

قسطل خضرية, Qastal Khadriya, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.753333, 36.781389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported the death of the civilian Mohammed Rasho, born in 1956, in an alleged Turkish airstrike on the village of Qustal Khadriya.

However, Nuce24 (which placed Mr Rasho’s death on February 10th at Berkashi) seemed to suggest that the victim was not a civilian. It reported that “the General Command of the People’s Protection Units issued a statement remembering the national and revolutionary martyr Mohammed Rachm (Khalo).” The source went on to claim that “Mohammed Rasho (Khalo) did not place old age before his insistence on resistance, and was an active member of the of community protection forces, and stood by our forces moment by moment, which over the years led to the responsibilities entrusted to him. He did not abandon the path of resistance until the moment of his death.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Rasho Adult male Born 1956 killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Mohammed Rasho, born in 1956 from the village of Qustal Khadria, killed in alleged Turkish shelling on Qastal Khadriya, 11th February 2018. (via Hozan kanbar)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS183

Incident date

February 11, 2018

Location

حسية موباتا, Hassiya, Mobata district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.537500, 36.713889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a two-year-old boy was injured when an alleged Turkish artillery shell fell on his house in the village of Husay (Mirkan), in the area of Mubata, Syria.

According to Nuce24, “a number of artillery shells landed on the village of Husay (Mirkan) in the area of Mubata, which resulted in the injury of a two-year-old infant, Mustafa Adnan.”

The source added that the child was transferred to the hospital and to the operating room. Afrin Now published a graphic image of the wounded child.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa Adnan 2 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Mustafa Adnan, wounded in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Hassiya, Mobata district, Afrin, 11th February 2018. (via Alitihad press)
  • Civilian wounded in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Hassiya, Mobata district, Afrin, 11th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    Mustafa Adnan, wounded in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Hassiya, Mobata district, Afrin, 11th February 2018. (via IC Afrinresistance)
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    Mustafa Adnan, wounded in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Hassiya, Mobata district, Afrin, 11th February 2018. (via IC Afrinresistance)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS180

Incident date

February 10, 2018

Location

بلبلة, Bulbu, 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 private report to Airwars, the Kurdish Red Crescent named the following one civilian as wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Bulbul:

‘Tawfiq Mohammed Dado, 55, shrapnel in the left thigh’.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Tawfiq Mohammed Dado 55 years old male shrapnel to the left thigh injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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]

    • English
    • English

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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]

    • English
    • English

Incident Code

TS181

Incident date

February 10, 2018

Location

حج جمال, Haj Jammal, Mosaka, Kurre, Shadia and Bleeka villages, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.631473, 36.603298 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Military Council for Manbij reported that “in the past 24 hours, the villages of Haj Jamal, Musaka, Kurrê, Shadia and Blilka were the target of the indiscriminate invasion of Turkish warplanes targeting civilian houses. There are fears of civilians under the rubble of these villages. The traffic in the air prevents the arrival of ambulance teams to these villages and the removal of the bodies of civilians and wounded from the rubble.”

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • 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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS179

Incident date

February 10, 2018

Location

عرب ويان, Arab Wayan village, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.678333, 36.994444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that one named civilian was killed another two seriously wounded by alleged Russian bombing of the village of Arab Wayan, in the district of Sahra, Aleppo.

Afrin Now reported that “the citizen ‘Adnan Ibrahim Abu’ Akeid was killed and Ali Juma’a and his son Juma’a Juma’a were seriously wounded by the bombing of Arab Wayan”.

Other sources also reported the death of one civilian and injury of up to two more.

Weelat added in a tweet that the Syrian Free Army was involved in the incident, reporting “The death of a civilian and the injury of two as a result of the aggression of the Turkish occupation and mercenaries of the Syrian Free Army”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ali Juma’a Adult male injured
  • Juma’a Juma’a Child male injured
  • Adnan Ibrahim Abu’ Akeid Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Adnan Ibrahim Abu' Akeid, killed in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Arab Wayan village, 10th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Adnan Ibrahim Abu' Akeid, killed in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Arab Wayan village, 10th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Adnan Ibrahim Abu' Akeid, killed in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Arab Wayan village, 10th February 2018. (via Hawar)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Free Syrian Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Free Syrian Army
  • Free Syrian Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS178

Incident date

February 10, 2018

Location

متينة, Mateena village, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.595, 36.930556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that Turkish airstrikes killed one civilian and wounded another two  as the village of Mateena, Aleppo, was targeted.

Rumaf reported “At 13:00 local time, Turkish aircraft bombed a house along the village bridge, killing one civilian and injuring 2 others”.

According to KDP, “seven shells fell in the middle of the station in the compound of the village of Metina”.

The incident occured at 1:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

TS175

Incident date

February 9, 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

In a private report to Airwars, the Kurdish Red Crescent named one as injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling of Jindires.

The type of weapon is unknown.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdek Fawzi 21 years old male injury to the knee injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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]