Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS506

Incident date

May 12, 2022

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.535300, 37.967900 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, a woman and a child, were injured in alleged Turkish shelling of Manbij on May 12, 2022.

According to Hawar News, a woman and a child were injured by Turkish shelling of Manbij. Xeber24 reported a similar civilian casualty toll that a woman and a child were injured.

Al Etihad Media reported that in addition to the injuries, the bombing “caused extensive damage to dozens of homes”. Specifically, “the bombing extended from the villages of the Shirawa district, south of Afrin, to the cities of Manbij and Kobani, and the villages of Issa district, with a distance of up to 280 km, in which 40 tons of explosives were used”.

The US Embassy in Syria tweeted a statement that “we are deeply concerned by the recent cross-border attacks from Syria and Turkey and reports of indiscriminate firing on civilian areas.  We call on all parties to deescalate and support regional stability.”

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Areas across Northern and Eastern #Syria that are being shelled heavily by #Turkey" (Image posted by @dersi4m)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Manbij (كوباني), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.535300, 37.967900. 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]