Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS531

Incident date

July 24, 2022

Location

قرية مجيبيره, Mujbayrah village, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.809285, 40.191507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed by a reported Turkish artillery and rocket fire when it struck Mujbayrah village, Tel Tamr in Al Hassakah, Syria, on July 24th 2022. Four to five others, including two women, were injured.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the bombardment resulted in the death of one civilian in Mujbayrah village and the injury of eight others, including a woman and two children, in the area from Abu Rasin (Zarkan) to Tel Tamr countryside. However, the source did not specify whether the injuries occurred in in Tel Tamr or Zarkan district.

North Press Agency provided the name of the victims: Hassan Ibrahim was killed and Farhan Ali, 50 and Wadha Omar, 70, who are from Mujbayrah, Fayez Mahmoud, 19, from Khashmah, and Rajiha Yassen, 65, from Bab al-kheir were wounded. A source in the Tel Tamr Military Council also told North Press Agency that “one of Tawila’s residents got wounded due to the shelling”.

Hawar News reported that one civilian was killed and four others, including two women, were injured when Turkish forces launched a violent bombardment on Tel Tamr.

North Press Agency added that the shelling in the Hassakah by Turkish forces and their affiliates “left the Tel Tamr power transformer station out of service for the 27th time since the beginning of 2022.” The villages in Tel Tamr that were affected by the shelling were “Tawila, Tel Shanan, Umm al-Keif, the vicinity of the Russian Military Base, Tel Juma’, Ghaybish, al-Mujibera, Bab al-Kheir, and al-Khashma” in northern and western countryside of Tel Tamr”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hassan Ibrahim Age unknown male from Mujbayrah killed
  • Farhan Ali 50 years old from Mujbayrah injured
  • Wadha Omar 70 years old from Mujbayrah injured
  • Fayez Mahmoud 19 years old from Khashmah injured
  • Rajiha Yassen 65 years old from Bab al-kheir injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • A wounded elderly woman due to the Turkish shelling of her village. (Image posted by North Press Agency)
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    One of the victims of the alleged Turkish bombardment of villages in Tel Tamr in Al Hassakah, Syria, on July 24th 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • One of the victims of the alleged Turkish bombardment of villages in Tel Tamr in Al Hassakah, Syria, on July 24th 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • One of the victims of the alleged Turkish bombardment of villages in Tel Tamr in Al Hassakah, Syria, on July 24th 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • One of the victims of the alleged Turkish bombardment of villages in Tel Tamr in Al Hassakah, Syria, on July 24th 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Mujbayrah (مجيبيره), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.809285, 40.191507. 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]