An elderly man was killed by alleged Turkish drone strikes on Al-Kharofiya village on May 18, 2023.
A local source told a North Press Agency correspondent that a civilian was killed when a vehicle close to him on the road was struck by a drone. The source also provided the name of the civilian killed: Abd al-Wahhab al-Muhammad al-Haj Hamidi (70 years old) from Al-Kharofiya village.
The Syrian Democratic Forces Press Center published a statement with similar details, adding that the drone strike on a civilian car occurred at exactly 6:30pm and despite medical intervention, Abd died from his injuries. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the Turkish drone executed two strikes on a military car of the woman’s protection units, and the civilian was injured (and later died of his injuries) by shrapnel when he was trying to help those injured in the vehicle. The earlier strike left two military members injured, according to SOHR.
All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the drone strikes to Turkey.
The incident occured at 18:30:00 local time.
The victims were named as:
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Kharofiya (الخاروفية), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.409744, 37.900613. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.