Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS492

Incident date

February 15, 2022

Location

تل رفعت, Tal Rifaat, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.472576, 37.096272 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians, including up to four children and a woman, were injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022.

Hawar News reported that five civilians, including women and children, were injured when Turkish forces bombed Tal Rifaat. North Press Agency put the total number of injuries at four and identified all for of those injured as children, including images of the children being treated for their injuries.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkish artillery struck near the stadium in Tal Rifaat while children were inside the stadium, which resulted in the injury of four children. The source added that the shelling coincided with the entry of several Russian armored vehicles into the city.

FOX Press specified that the strikes occurred in the center of the city, causing material damage to property, and that the wounded were taken to Tal Rifaat Hospital for treatment. A local source also provided FOX Press the names of the wounded: Newroz Ali Muhammad, Ibrahim Abdo Muhammad, Ali Abdo Muhammad and four-year-old Siban Mustafa Nabi Bakr.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Newroz Ali Muhammad Child injured
  • Ibrahim Abdo Muhammad Child injured
  • Ali Abdo Muhammad Child injured
  • Siban Mustafa Nabi Bakr 4 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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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  • Children injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022. (Image posted by North Press Agency)
  • Children injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022. (Image posted by North Press Agency)
  • Children injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022. (Image posted by North Press Agency)
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    Children injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022. (Image posted by North Press Agency)
  • Impact caused by alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022. (Image posted by Moaaz_alkamil via Facebook)
  • Impact caused by alleged Turkish strikes on Tal Rifaat on February 15, 2022. (Image posted by Moaaz_alkamil via Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Tal Rifaat (تل رفعت), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.472576, 37.096272. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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]