Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS442a

Incident date

July 27, 2020

Location

قرطوان, Qurtwiran, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.5069, 37.70239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

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)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (24) [ collapse]

  • Funeral and burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Funeral and burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Funeral and burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Funeral and burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Funeral and burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Funeral and burial of civilians killed in alleged Turkish forces shelling on Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city, July 27th, 2020. (via SOHR)
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • Images showing the destruction caused by Turkish artillery and mortar fire on civilian houses in Qert Wayran village in the countryside of Al-Bab city on July 27th, 2020. (Via SOHR).
  • The two children who got injured in alleged Turkey or Turkey-backed forces artillery attack on Qert Wayran village on July 27th, 2020. Five or six of their family members were killed.
  • A protest by civilians after the alleged Turkish shelling that killed at least five civilians in Manbej on July 27th, 2020. (via ANF)

Geolocation notes

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.

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
    5 – 6
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (24) [ collapse]