Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS498

Incident date

April 6, 2022

Location

قرية الاسدية, Al Asadiya village, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.776363, 40.130898 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians, including up to four children and a woman, were injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022.

According to Hawar News, five people from one family were injured when Turkish forces bombed the village of Al-Asadiya in the countryside of Zarkan district. Records of the People’s Hospitals in Al-Darbasiyah district and Al-Hasakah city, which received the injured, reported the names of the injured from the Al-Zaher family: Mahmoud Al-Zahir (42 years old), Bara Mahmoud Al-Zaher (16 years old), Narges Mahmoud Al-Zaher (15 years old), and Shafak Mahmoud Al-Zaher (9 years old), and a relative of the family, Inas Ismail Al-Khalaf (17 years).

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the shelling was carried out by Turkish forces stationed in “Peace Spring” areas in Ras Al-Ain “Sere Kanye” countryside and resulted in the injury of three people, including a woman. The source added that the shelling coincided with residents of the area attempting to flee due to the heavy shelling and that the shelling struck civilians’ houses.

Various other sources, including North Press Agency and Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firate, reported that Turkish forces carried out shelling but did not provide any details on casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Mahmoud Al-Zahir 42 years old injured
  • Bara Mahmoud Al-Zaher 16 years old injured
  • Narges Mahmoud Al-Zaher 15 years old injured
  • Shafak Mahmoud Al-Zaher 9 years old injured
  • Ismail Al-Khalaf 17 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
    3–5
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • One of the civilians injured in alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Shell from the alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage to civilian homes caused by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage to civilian homes caused by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage to civilian homes caused by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage to civilian homes caused by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage to civilian homes caused by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage to civilian homes caused by alleged Turkish strikes on the village of Al-Asadiya on April 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention strikes on the village of Al Asadiya (الاسدية), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.776363, 40.130898. 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
    3–5
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]