Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS514

Incident date

June 2, 2022

Location

طنب, Tanab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.49613, 37.00332 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was injured in Tanab village, Shirawa district in the northern countryside of Afrin, Syria on June 2nd 2022 from “heavy gunfire”  and “shelling” attributed to Turkish forces and the SNA by local sources.

The civilian injured was reported to be Hassan Mustafa, aged between 12 and 13, according to different local sources.

At least ten of his sheep also died in this attack and it was reported that Mustafa was grazing the sheep at the time of attack, and that the shell exploded near him in the field.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkish forces, and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights specified that the strikes and gunfire was carried out by “Turkish forces and their proxy stationed in Jalbal and Maryamin in northern Aleppo”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hassan Mustafa 13 or 14 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • NPA Syria reports an alleged Turkish shelling on Tanab village in Afrin where one boy was reported injured whilst tending to his sheep on June 2nd 2022.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Tanab (طنب), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.49613, 37.00332. 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
    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 (4) [ collapse]