Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS483a

Incident date

January 8, 2022

Location

Qara Mogh, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians, including two children, were injured in alleged Turkish airstrikes or drone strikes on Kobani and the surrounding villages on January 8, 2022.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in total one civilian was killed and 12 other civilians, including women and children, were wounded in incidents across Kobani. The injuries varied in severity, with one child losing his leg and were taken to Kobani hospital for treatment.

Hawar News listed the names of five civilians injured in Qara Mogh village: Sunna Saleh Hanifi (24 years old), Qara Mogh village; Shirin Saeed Hanifi (27 years), Qara Mogh village; Karela Jalal Abdullah (36 years old), Qara Mogh village; Abdo Mustafa Hanifi (4 years old), Qara Mogh village.; Yawar Ibrahim Hanifi (1 year and 6 months), Qara Mogh village; Hamoud Matar Al-Ghafli (25 years), Qara Mogh village.

At the time of the strikes, Abdo Mustafa was reportedly playing a game and traces of blood from his wounds were seen on the game after fragments of a shell reached him. Abdo was among six members of his family who were all wounded in the bombing.

The villages that were affected by the Turkish bombing were the villages of Tal Hajib, Qarmog, Goran, Khani, Sarzuri and Koltepe, located east of Kobani on the border with Turkey.

The citizen Mustafa Hanifi from the village of Qara Mogh spoke to Hawa News correspondents, saying, “We were in our homes when the shells targeted us, and 6 people from our family were wounded, some of them seriously, as my 4-year-old son’s leg was amputated due to the Turkish bombing.” Mustafa Hanifi indicated that the shells targeted civilians indiscriminately and targeted women and children, and that the village was targeted with ten indiscriminate shells.

The General Council of the Democratic Union Party issued a written statement: “In a new test for the international community and the United Nations, the Turkish regime violated international principles and laws and targeted civilians in the center of Kobani city this morning, Saturday, with (drones) and heavy weapons, and its indiscriminate bombing resulted in martyrs and wounded civilians and extensive damage to their property.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

  • Sunna Saleh Hanifi 24 years old injured
  • Shirin Saeed Hanifi 27 years old injured
  • Karela Jalal Abdullah 36 years old injured
  • Abdo Mustafa Hanifi 4 years old male injured
  • Yawar Ibrahim Hanifi 1.5 years old injured
  • Hamoud Matar Al-Ghafli 25 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–7
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The villages of Qere Mox, Khani, Tel Hajjab and Alishar in eastern Kobani canton on the border with Turkey were being bombed on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • The villages of Qere Mox, Khani, Tel Hajjab and Alishar in eastern Kobani canton on the border with Turkey were being bombed on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • The villages of Qere Mox, Khani, Tel Hajjab and Alishar in eastern Kobani canton on the border with Turkey were being bombed on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage from alleged Turkish shelling on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Kassioun)
  • Damage from alleged Turkish shelling on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Kassioun)
  • One of the victims of the alleged Turkish bombing of villages around Kobani on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
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    the child Abdo Mustafa Hanifi, whose leg was amputated in the bombing of the city of Kobani and its villages on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–7
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]