Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS593

Incident date

May 11, 2023

Location

قرية تل اللبن, Tel Al Laban village, Al Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and four other civilians were injured by alleged Turkish shelling of the village of Tal Al Laban around 10am on May 11, 2023.

Hawar News reported that a civilian was killed and four others were wounded when Turkish forces bombarded the village of Tal Al Laban. Hawar also published the names of the civilian killed: Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Hussein (38 years), and the names of the wounded: Khalis Haji Hudhaifa (35) years, Abdullah Ez al-Din Aliwi (27 years), Ibrahim Muhammad Kraff (38 years), Hafez Muhammad Kraff (27 years old).The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that the wounded sustained injuries to varying degrees and were taken to the hospital.

Zagros News added that the heavy artillery shelling also resulted in material losses to the properties and homes of civilians. All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the shelling to Turkish forces.

The incident occured at approximately 10:00 am local time.

  • Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Hussein 38 years old killed
  • Khalis Haji Hudhaifa 35 years old injured
  • Abdullah Ez al-Din Aliwi 27 years old injured
  • Ibrahim Muhammad Kraff 38 years old injured
  • Hafez Muhammad Kraff 27 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

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Media
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    Civilians injured by alleged Turkish shelling of the village of Tal al-Laban on May 11, 2023. (Image posted by ANF)

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

Sources (6) [ collapse]