Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS469

Incident date

June 5, 2021

Location

كالوتا, Kalota, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.353676, 36.941201 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was killed and three others were wounded in alleged Turkish strikes on Kalota village on June 5, 2021.

A tweet from @RojavaIC reported that “a 13yo child, Zeynab Hussain Ibrahim Bento, died in Kalota village, Shehba, when her family house was hit by shells from Turkish-occupied Afrin.”

In addition to the girl that was killed, Bas News reported that “her brother and father were wounded” alongside her from the Turkish shelling. ASO network provided their names, “her brother “Bakr Hussein” and her father, “Hussein Ibrahim“. Alyaum TV also identified that “her mother was seriously injured” in the same strike.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkey.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

13 years old female killed
Bakr Hussein
male Brother of Zeynab injured
Hussein Ibrahim
Adult male Father of Zeynab injured
Mother of Zeynab
Adult female injured

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kalota (كالوتا), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.353676, 36.941201. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Damage to the home of Zeynab Hussain Ibrahim Bento, a child who was killed when alleged Turkish shells struck Kalota village on June 5, 2021. (Image posted by @RojavaIC)

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]