Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS583

Incident date

December 25, 2022

Location

قرية تنب, Tenab village in Shara district. Afrin, Afrin, Syria

Airwars assessment

On December 25th 2022, a child was reportedly killed and between one to two civilians including a a child and a young man were reportedly injured by Turkish artillery shelling on a house in Tenab village (Tanab village), Shara district, Afrin. The attack also led to material damage.

Local sources identified the child killed as Asaad Mahameed (16 years old), and one of  the injured as his relative Ahmed Mahameed (17-18 years old). The second civilian injured was identified as Khaled Sheikh Taha (16 years old). However, several local sources recorded two civilians injured following the attack, while Ghadb Al-Shimal said one child was killed and a young man injured. SOHR claimed that Turkish forces launched a guided missile from Jabel village in Sherawa district.

ANHA added that the two injured were first taken to Tal Rifaat Hospital, and then to Afrin in al-Shahba district. The same source, quoting the director of Afrin hospital, said that one of them was seriously injured and transported to Aleppo for treatment. He said this choice was also due to lack of medical equipments and supplies in Afrin hospitals. The other one, whose injuries were qualified as “minor”, was later “discharged and taken home”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Asaad Mahameed 16 years old male killed
  • Ahmed Mahameed 17-18 years old male injured
  • Khaled Sheikh Taha 16 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Pictures of the child reportedly killed and the two other civilians injured, including a child, following reported Turkish shelling in Tenab village. Photo: Hawarnews
  • Picture following reported Turkish artillery shelling on Tanab village on December 25th 2022. Photo: آدار برس - Adar Press
  • Material damage following reported Turkish artillery shelling on Tenab village on December 25th 2022. Photo: آدار برس - Adar Press

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]