Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS534

Incident date

July 26, 2022

Location

قرية صيدا, Seyda village, Ain Issa, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.392991, 38.862918 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and one civilian was injured as a result of an attack on July 26th 2022 by an alleged Turkish drone strike struck Seyda village, in the Ain Isa district, Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the drone hit a car with a missile.

Hawar News reported that the civilians injured were Ali Khalil Omar, aged 20, and Ahmed Al-Khidir, aged 21. Al-Khidir was reported to have been critically injured and transferred to Al-Raqqa hospitals for treatment. ANHA and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights later reported that he died of the wounds that he sustained in this attack the day after.

Omar was taken to Omar Alloush Hospital in the Ain Issa district centre and his condition was reported as stable.

The correspondent for Hawar News added that the drone strike occurred “in front of the “Trad” gas station on the international road at the northern entrance to the Ain Issa district”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Khalil Omar 20 years old male injured
  • Ahmed Al-Khidir 21 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    Ali Khalil Omar, aged 20, was injured and Ahmed Al Khidir, aged 21, was killed after an alleged Turkish drone strike hit the Ain Issa area on July 26th 2022 (Image via ANHA English / Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Trad Al Hamid Petrol Station (محطة طراد الحميد للمحروقات), within the village of Seyda (قرية صيدا), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.392991, 38.862918. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Seyda are: 36.401948, 38.864291.

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]