Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS470

Incident date

July 20, 2021

Location

Nubl, نبل, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was killed and one to three other civilians, including children, were injured in alleged Turkish artillery strikes on the town of Nubl on July 20, 2021.

NPA Syria reported “A woman lost her life and a child was injured, on Tuesday, in the bombing of the Turkish-backed factions on the Shiite towns of Nubl and Zahraa, north of Aleppo, in northern Syria. Local sources in the two towns said that Amina Abbas El-Fil, 35, lost her life, and a six-year-old girl was injured. She added that the bombing came from the positions of the Turkish forces and their loyal factions in the Brad area of ​​Afrin countryside.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified “the death of a female citizen succumbed to her injuries as a result of rocket shelling by the factions targeting the town of Nubl” and that the shells caused “casualties among civilians, in addition to causing material damage to the properties of the people”.

A tweet from put the number of injured at “3 civilians” and identified “3 missiles” striking Nubl.

Hawar News added that the shelling occurred at 18:00 and involved ” tens of shells and missiles fired by the Turkish occupation forces and its mercenaries stationed in the occupied city of Afrin”. They also originally reported “deaths and injuries among civilians in the two towns, without knowing the number” and then later identified the killing of a woman, 30 years old, ” in addition to the injury of a child and a girl seriously injured, they were taken to Aleppo city hospitals for treatment.”

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

The incident occured at 6:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Turkish shelling on the village of Nubl on July 20, 2021. (Image posted by Hawar News)

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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]