Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS416

Incident date

February 28, 2020

Location

Arima town Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were reported killed and several others injured in alleged Turkey artillery attack on Al-Arima town, west of Manbij city in northeastern Aleppo, Syria on February 28th, 2020, according to local sources. The attack is also believed to have caused four deaths and five injuries among regime forces and ‘loyalists’ as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described them.

“SOHR sources have said that Turkish forces, stationed at Sheikh Nasser base, carried out intensive rocket attacks on various areas of Al-Arima town, west of Manbij city in northeastern Aleppo, leaving casualties among civilians. Four member among regime forces and loyalists have been killed, and at least five others have sustained injuries of varying severity, while dozens of civilians have fled their homes in the wake of Turkish escalation as shelling has continued intensively.”

ynms79797979 said that 30 artillery shells were launched by Turkey on the area targeting Syrian Army and Al Bab Military Council in the villages around Arimah.

@NotWoofers said that “In Arimah, nine shells fired by the Turkish army landed inside the town, destroying two homes and wounding a civilian. Several civilian vehicles were also destroyed by these strikes. The Russian base in the town was allegedly the target of this attack.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of artillery attack allegedly by Turkey on Arimah in Aleppo on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)
  • Artillery shell allegedly used by Turkey in an attack on Arimah village in Aleppo on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)
  • An alleged Turkey artillery attack on Arimah village in Aleppo caused damage to civilians homes, on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)
  • Aftermath of artillery attack allegedly by Turkey on Arimah in Aleppo on February 28th, 2020 (via @NotWoofers)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]