Five or six civilians from the same family including children were reported killed and more up to ten others injured in alleged Turkish forces or Turkey-backed forces mortars and artillery attack on the villages of Qurtwiran and Willanli in Manbej, Aleppo on July 27th, 2020, according to local sources.
Some sources said that the six of those injured are all children, of whom two are in a critical condition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they “have documented the killing of six civilians of the same family, including children, and the injury of more than six others, including children and women, in shelling with artillery and mortars by Turkish forces stationed in Al-Sheikh Naser village. The shelling hit civilian positions in and around Qert Wayran village, controlled by Al-Bab Military Council in the east of Manbij city in eastern Aleppo.”
Local sources identified five of the victims as Eliya Diyab (aged 60), Fatime Mexlûf (aged 35), Faris Diyab (aged 13), Xifran Diyab (aged 7) and Cemîle Diyab (aged 11). Two of the injured children were identified as 7-year-old Mehmud Diyab and 12-year-old Ehmed Diyab and both were taken to intensive care unit.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (7)
- Alia Diab 60 years old female killed
- Fatima Makhlouf 35 years old female Fatime Mexlûf killed
- Fares Diab 13 years old male killed
- Ghofran Diab 7 years old female Xifran Diyab killed
- Jamila Diab 11 years old female Cemîle Diyab killed
- Mahmoud Diab 7 years old male Put in intensive care injured
- Ahmed Diab 12 years old male injured
Sources (24) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Qurtwiran (قرطوان), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.5069, 37.70239. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.