Between one and two children were killed and three others were injured in alleged Turkish drone strikes on a vehicle in the village of Bahira on February 9, 2022.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two children were killed and three others were injured when a Turkish drone struck Bahira village in Al-Hasakah countryside. In addition, “SDF members were injured in the same village by shelling on their car, while they were escaping after their first car was attacked in Kharza village.”
A Facebook post from “Eastern region and Al Jazeera news” added that the victims of the bombing were in a car close to the military jeep that was destroyed by the plane and provided the names: Muhammad Ali Kallah, 11 years old – killed; Maher Issa Kallah, 13 years old; Omar Ghanem, 40, is a teacher from the village of Bahira; Alaa Gedo Ahmed, 25 years old. Turkey Now identified the children as being students in a preparatory school.
Hawar News put the casualty count at one child killed and three others injured, all of which were traveling in the same car and were taken to the People’s Hospital in Amuda.
A security source told North-Press that “the car was targeted by two bombs, the first one did not hit it, while the second bombardment directly hit the car.”
All of the sited sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes and casualties to Turkish drones.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Muhammad Ali Kallah 11 years old killed
- Maher Issa Kallah 13 years old injured
- Omar Ghanem 40 years old is a teacher from the village of Bahira injured
- Alaa Gedo Ahmed 25 years old injured
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Bahira (البهيرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 37.108792, 40.862274. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.