Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS507

Incident date

May 13, 2022

Location

نبل و الزهراء, Nubl & Zahra districts, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.375600, 36.991700 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was killed and another civilian, a child, was injured in alleged Turkish strikes on a funeral procession in the towns of of Nubl and Al-Zahra on May 13, 2022.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a child was killed and another child was injured in the shelling of funerals for regime-backed militias in Nubl town. The militia members were killed when “a guided missile hit their vehicle in Ain Jarra and Al-Jabal Qabtan frontlines in the western section of Al-Halaby countryside,” killing ten fighters.

Journalist @LindseySnell and Violations Documentation Center put the casualty count at “two children killed, one child injured” in the Turkish shelling.

SOHR added that “three missiles hit the outskirts of Nubl town from the side of Al-Haj Saeed Sharbo Mosque in northern Aleppo countryside”.

Hawar News also documented the death of a child and the injury of a child, caused by Turkish strikes on a funeral processions for members of the “People’s Committees” in the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra – 12 members of the “People’s Committees” were killed and 14 others were wounded in previous strikes by Turkish forces. Hawar News provided the names of the child killed and the child wounded: Ali Hussein Hajj Issa was killed and Mahdi Elba was injured.

The majority of sources that reported on the incident, including Hawar News and Al Mayadeen, attributed the strikes to Turkish forces. Al Mayadeen added that “rocket-propelled grenades” were used in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Hussein Hajj Issa Child killed
  • Mahdi Elba Child injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
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    Graphic images of two children, one killed and one wounded, in alleged Turkish strikes on the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra on May 13, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
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    Graphic image of one of the victims of alleged Turkish strikes on the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra on May 13, 2022. (Image posted by Shamra News)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the towns of Nubl and Zahra (نبل و الزهراء), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.375600, 36.991700 and 36.364500, 37.015900 respectively. 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
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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]