Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS539

Incident date

August 6, 2022

Location

الصناعة, Al-Sina'a neighborhood in Qamishli, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

37.056502, 41.246509 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians, including two children, were killed and at least two others were injured in an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in the Al Sina’a neighborhood of Qamishli on August 6, 2022.

Hawar News reported that a car exploded in Al-Sinaa neighborhood in Qamishli after being stuck by a Turkish drone near the “Hasko Gas Station”. One of the civilians killed is the child Ahmed Ali Hassan, 16 years old, while the civilian Ali Hassan was injured, and he was transferred to Al-Rahma Hospital in Qamishli city to receive treatment.

Qamishlo Event shared on Facebook names of two other civilian victims killed: Ahmed Ali Shebi and Ahnk Akram Shebi. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) identified the two children killed, Ahmed and Ahnk Shebi, as being brothers while ENKS stated that they were cousins, working in the industrial zone.

Ezdina’s correspondent reported that three of the victims were identified as the child Ahmed Ali Shebi and Ahnak Akram Shaibi who is in his twenties, and they are relatives from the al-Antariya neighborhood in the center of Qamishli. The correspondent also identified Al-Madani Ali Hassan, the father of the child Ahmed Hassan, as being wounded, in addition to another person seriously injured and others that suffering minor injuries.

ENKS added the name Mazloum Asaad as another person killed in the strikes. A Facebook post from Tigris – the Syrian island specified that Mazloum was from Amuda and was in the military police.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified a car explosion in Al-Sina’a Al-Qadima (old industrial) area at Kaziyah Hasko, resulting in the death of one person and the injury of at least three others. SOHR later revised their toll to four people killed, including two children and two unidentified people believed to belong to the SDF. However, other local sources, including Ezdina, referred to all three people killed as civilians.

According to a Facebook post by Ehmed şihab, four people were killed, including two children, and two civilians were injured and were in critical condition. ENKS also identified four “citizens” as being killed and that vehicle struck was a H100 car, causing material damage to the shops near the place of the explosion.

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) released a statement regarding the attack, saying “On August 6, 2022, a drone of the Turkish occupation state targeted a car in the Sinaa neighborhood, resulting in 4 people being martyred, 2 of whom were children, and the injury of some others…The flying of planes of the Turkish occupation army in the airspace of Syria violates international agreements.” The majority of other sources also attributed the incident to Turkish drones.

The incident occured at 18:21:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Ali Shebi Child male from Al-Antariya neighborhood killed
  • Ahnk Akram Shebi Adult male in his 20s, from Al-Antariya neighborhood killed

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Ali Hassan 16 years old killed
  • Al-Madani Ali Hassan Father of Ali injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    YPG/SDF
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–2

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • People gather around the site of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Blood from victims of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Blood from victims of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Blood from victims of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • People gather around the site of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • People gather around the site of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Explosion caused by an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Step Agency)
  • Damage caused by an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Hotnews24 via Facebook)
  • People gather around the site of an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Ezdina)
  • Mazloum Asaad, identified as being in the military police, was killed by an alleged Turkish drone strike on a car in Qamishli on August 6, 2022. (Image posted by Tigris - the Syrian island)
  • Ahnak Akram Hassan, allegedly killed by Turkish drone on August 6th 2022 (Image via @Tactica1Arms / Twitter)
  • People hold photos of the two children who were killed in an alleged Turkish drone strike on August 6th 2022 (Image via @EverydaySyria / Twitter)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al-Sina’a (الصناعة), within the city of Qamishli (القامشلي), for which the generic coordinates are: 37.056502, 41.246509. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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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
    2 – 4
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    YPG/SDF
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–2

Sources (22) [ collapse]