Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS522

Incident date

June 29, 2022

Location

حسن عرب, Arab Hassan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.649700, 37.848123 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, children, were killed in alleged Turkish airstrikes/artillery strikes on Arab Hassan village in northern Manbij countryside on June 29, 2022.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two civilians were killed when Turkish forces shelled the outskirts of Arab Hassan village in northern Manbij countryside.

Manbij Media Center reported that the two civilians killed were children and that the strikes were carried out at 3:30 in the afternoon and included guided missiles. Manbij Media Center also provided the names of the children killed: Muhammad Abd al-Latif, born in 2009, and the second child was Ahmed Fouad Hajj Hussein, born in 2010, both of whom were cousins ​​from the same village.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkish forces and Alghad TV mentioned that artillery shells were used in the incident.

The incident occured at 15:30:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Remnants of an alleged Turkish shell that hit the village of Arab Hassan on June 29, 2022. (Image posted by Manbij Media Center)
  • Remnants of an alleged Turkish shell that hit the village of Arab Hassan on June 29, 2022. (Image posted by Manbij Media Center)
  • Remnants of an alleged Turkish shell that hit the village of Arab Hassan on June 29, 2022. (Image posted by Manbij Media Center)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Arab Hassan (حسن عرب), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.649700, 37.848123. 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
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]