Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS508

Incident date

May 17, 2022

Location

عين عيسى, Ain Issa, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, four children and a woman, were injured in alleged Turkish artillery shelling of the village of Qartage in Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022.

Hawar News documented the names of the woman and the four children that were injured in the Turkish artillery shelling on Qartage farm south of Ain Issa. The woman’s name is Na’aima al-Mudhi and her children are Katala Ali al-Hamoud (6 years old), Manhal Ali al-Hamoud (9 years old), A’azra Ali Al-Hamoud (10 years old) and Hayel Ali al-Hamoud (12 years old).

A medical source from the National Hospital in Raqqa told North Press Agency that “one of the children was diagnosed with Hemiplegia, a condition caused by brain damage or spinal cord injury that leads to paralysis on one side of the body”. Muhammad al-Ayed, a neurosurgeon at the Raqqa National Hospital, said that the 13-year-old child, Hayel Muhammad, was hit by a shrapnel that entered his back and ended in his abdomen, causing him to lose the ability to walk. Although it has been removed by surgery, it caused significant damage to the child’s spine. The other civilians injured, the children and their mother, are in stable condition.

Hawar News’ correspondent added that “the mother and her children were nomads, and they were in their tent near a Russian base”. All of the injured members of the family “were transferred to the dispensary of the town of Tal al-Samn, south of the district, and as a result of the severe and critical injuries, they were transferred again to National Hospital in the city of Raqqa”.

Arna Hammoud, 50, the aunt of the injured children, told North Press Agency that the Turkish shelling hit the tents that they had taken as homes and that the family had been working as shepherds and had been living in the tent that was shelled for a week. “The Turkish shelling directly targeted our tents; we tried to escape but my brother’s family was injured anyway” she said.

North Press Agency reported that in addition to the bombing that resulted in wounded civilians, Turkish forces bombed several villages,  Al-Shirkarak, Mulaq, Jabal, Fatsa, Skairo, Ain Issa camp and the international road “M4”, in the countryside of Ain Issa with heavy weapons, mortar and artillery shells. The bombings also caused material damage to the property of residents.

The village that housed the injured family, Qartage, is located 5km away from Ain Issa and hosts dozens of IDPs from Tel Abyad, according to North Press Agency.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkey and North Press Agency specifically identified the source of the bombing to be the Turkish bases in the adjacent villages, inside Syrian territory.

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • “#SOHR camera” captures artillery fire by Turkish forces on areas in #Ain_Issa district, the capital of the Autonomous Administration in the northern countryside of #Al_Raqqah
  • Family in Raqqa National Hospital after they were hit by a Turkish shelling on Ain Issa – North Press
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)
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    Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the Ain Issa countryside on May 17, 2022. (Image posted by SDF Press Center)

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
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS507

Incident date

May 13, 2022

Location

نبل و الزهراء, Nubl & Zahra districts, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was killed and another civilian, a child, was injured in alleged Turkish strikes on a funeral procession in the towns of of Nubl and Al-Zahra on May 13, 2022.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a child was killed and another child was injured in the shelling of funerals for regime-backed militias in Nubl town. The militia members were killed when “a guided missile hit their vehicle in Ain Jarra and Al-Jabal Qabtan frontlines in the western section of Al-Halaby countryside,” killing ten fighters.

Journalist @LindseySnell and Violations Documentation Center put the casualty count at “two children killed, one child injured” in the Turkish shelling.

SOHR added that “three missiles hit the outskirts of Nubl town from the side of Al-Haj Saeed Sharbo Mosque in northern Aleppo countryside”.

Hawar News also documented the death of a child and the injury of a child, caused by Turkish strikes on a funeral processions for members of the “People’s Committees” in the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra – 12 members of the “People’s Committees” were killed and 14 others were wounded in previous strikes by Turkish forces. Hawar News provided the names of the child killed and the child wounded: Ali Hussein Hajj Issa was killed and Mahdi Elba was injured.

The majority of sources that reported on the incident, including Hawar News and Al Mayadeen, attributed the strikes to Turkish forces. Al Mayadeen added that “rocket-propelled grenades” were used in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Hussein Hajj Issa Child killed
  • Mahdi Elba Child injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Graphic images of two children, one killed and one wounded, in alleged Turkish strikes on the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra on May 13, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
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    Graphic image of one of the victims of alleged Turkish strikes on the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra on May 13, 2022. (Image posted by Shamra News)

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISSY022

Incident date

May 13, 2022

Location

محيط دمشق, Al-Suqaidi village, Maysaf city, Damascus, Syria

Airwars assessment

On May 13th 2022, five to six people were reported killed, one was reported to be a civilian, and seven to nine were injured, including one child, a young girl, when Israeli missiles hit the Central region of Syria in the vicinity of Al-Suqaidi village, Maysaf city, in the Hama countryside.  Al Araby news reported that four of the people were killed were soliders, and one was a civilian.

One source, the BBC, said that seven soliders were wounded but Shaam news said that three Syrian soliders, two civil servants were killed, and two Syrian soldiers were wounded.

Whilst the Syrian air defenses intercepted “most” of the missiles, the ones that were not able to be intercepted and hit Syria caused civilian harm.

One person who was reportedly killed was Assistant Ammar Hussein Al-Jubaili, who was described by @Ali29919223 on Twitter as “one of the heroes of the air defense, who refused to leave his vehicle while responding to the agression.”  The other names, reported by Msyaf news said were “Lieutenant Yazan Mualla Ahmad”, “Lieutenant Ayham Abdul Karim Al-Hussein”, “Ahmed Afif Al-Din Muhammad”, and “Ali Alloush.” It is unclear which name is the civilian who was killed.

Al Araby reported that Israeli forces targeted two sites in the Al-Bireh and Al-Suwaidi areas in Masyaf, and targeted weapons depots for the Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militas, as well as military buildings under preparation, about two kilometers from the city.  A local source, @brATWXTvNQyCfdR reported that Israeli forces targeted “shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf.”

According to Al Araby, fires were also reported to have broken out on agricultural land.

The official Syrian regime news agency, SANA reported that ‘At 23.20 on Friday evening, the Israeli enemy launched an air agression with bursts of missiles from over the Mediterranean, west of Banias, targeting some points in the Central Region.”

A military source was reported to have said, “our air defenses intercepted the missiles and downed most of them”

@Schikhmousa reported on Twitter that apparently the attack was targeting “Iranian militia points.”  There was reported to be a high intensity bombardment which lasted for about an hour.

DW News reported that Syria accuses Israel of carrying out the second bombing of its kind within a month.

AFP reported that “the Israeli army told AFP they do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”

The Times of Israel reported that “an Israeli sattellite company and intelligence firm published images Sunday it said showed the damage at an underground facility in Syria from airstrikes days earlier that were attributed to Israel.” The Times of Israel also reported that these airstrikes were the “second alleged Israeli strike on [Syria] in days.”

The incident occured at approximately 8:23 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–9
  • 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
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4–5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2–8

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • SANA News Agency of the Syrian regime reported on the Israeli attack on May 13th 2022 (Image via Sana News Agency)
  • Ammar Hussein Al Jubaili, one Syrian solider who was killed in the Israeli attack on May 13th 2022 (Image via @Ali29919223 / Twitter)
  • "Shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf" targeted on May 13th 2022 (@brATWXTvNQyCfdR / Twitter)
  • "Shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf" targeted on May 13th 2022 (@brATWXTvNQyCfdR / Twitter)
  • "Shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf" targeted on May 13th 2022 (@brATWXTvNQyCfdR / Twitter)
  • One young girl was reportedly injured in an Israeli airstrike on May 13th 2022 (Image via @daraa_net_2020/ Twitter)
  • Msyaf uploaded an image on May 13th 2022 of the aftermath of the Israeli strike in Syria (Image via Msyaf)
  • Syrian regime soldiers allegedly killed by Israeli forces on May 13th 2022 (Image via @diaa_audi / Twitter)
  • One of the missiles allegedly struck by Israeli forces in Syria on May 13th 2022 (Image via @aliwy22 / Twitter)
  • One of the missiles allegedly struck by Israeli forces in Syria on May 13th 2022 (Image via @aliwy22 / Twitter)
  • Engineer George Issa Dagher, an alleged Syrian regime solider who was killed by an Israeli missile on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Captain Sharaf: Yazan Mualla Ahmed, a Syrian regime solider allegedly killed by Israeli forces on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Ammar Hussein Jubaili, Lieutenant, Syrian regime soldier reportedly killed by Israeli forces on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Ali Muhammad Alloush, reportedly killed after an Israeli strike hit Syria on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Satellite images taken on May 15th 2022 of strike area where Israeli missile allegedly hit on May 13th 2022 (Image via Euphrates)

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–9
  • 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
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4–5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2–8

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS506

Incident date

May 12, 2022

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, a woman and a child, were injured in alleged Turkish shelling of Manbij on May 12, 2022.

According to Hawar News, a woman and a child were injured by Turkish shelling of Manbij. Xeber24 reported a similar civilian casualty toll that a woman and a child were injured.

Al Etihad Media reported that in addition to the injuries, the bombing “caused extensive damage to dozens of homes”. Specifically, “the bombing extended from the villages of the Shirawa district, south of Afrin, to the cities of Manbij and Kobani, and the villages of Issa district, with a distance of up to 280 km, in which 40 tons of explosives were used”.

The US Embassy in Syria tweeted a statement that “we are deeply concerned by the recent cross-border attacks from Syria and Turkey and reports of indiscriminate firing on civilian areas.  We call on all parties to deescalate and support regional stability.”

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkey.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Areas across Northern and Eastern #Syria that are being shelled heavily by #Turkey" (Image posted by @dersi4m)

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
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4446

Incident date

May 12, 2022

Location

اطراف قرية منطف في جنوبي ادلب, outskirts of Mantef village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a young man, was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the Jabal Al-Arba’een area on May 12, 2022.

According to Baladi News, a civilian was wounded and a large number of poultry were killed by Russian strikes on a poultry farm located in the Jabal Al-Arba’een area in the southern countryside of Idlib. Roz Press reported that the injuries of the civilian were to “varying degrees”.

The correspondent of “Zaman Al-Wasl” said that the young man, Ammar Muhammad Khair Rihaniya, who was wounded, works as a blacksmith.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified four raids as being carried out in the vicinity of the villages of Mantef, Kafr Lata and Maarzaf in Idlib, resulting in the injury of one civilian and Macro Media Center reported that the outskirts of Jabal Al-Arbaeen and a poultry farm on the outskirts of the village of Bazabur and Mantaf were struck. @hawarhebo99 referred to the sites of the bombings as belonging to opposition factions.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russian forces. Water FM also identified vacuum missiles as being used during the attack. @Step_Agency added that the bombardment by Russian warplanes coincided with the flight of reconnaissance aircrafts over the area.

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Ammar Muhammad Khair Rihaniya Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Russian Military

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (19) [ collapse]

  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Baladi News)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Strikes on a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Ariha Today)
  • Strikes on a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • Russian air strikes target two poultry farms on the outskirts of Jabal Al-Arbaeen and the area south of Idlib, today, Thursday, May 12, causing the injury of a civilian and the death of a large number of chickens.
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Strikes on a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Roz Press)
  • The moment of one of the Russian air strikes on the southern countryside of Idlib
  • Strikes on a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by Xeber News)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the raids of the Russian occupation in two poultry farms on the outskirts of Jabal Al-Arbaeen and Mantef, south of Idlib, which resulted in the injury of one civilian
  • Strikes on a poultry farm in the Jabal Al-Arba'een area on May 12, 2022. (Image posted by @hawarhebo99)
  • The death of a large number of chickens and the destruction of the infrastructure after the Russian occupier targeted a poultry farm in the village of Mantef, south of Idlib, with air raids. (Image posted by @CrSyrians)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the raids of the Russian occupation in two poultry farms on the outskirts of Jabal Al-Arbaeen and Mantef, south of Idlib, which resulted in the injury of one civilian

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Russian Military

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS505

Incident date

May 11, 2022

Location

كوباني, Kobani, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one man, named Akram Ostak, was killed and others were wounded in two alleged Turkish drone strikes in and near Kobani on May 11, 2022.

According to Hawar News, Turkish drones his struck two locations in Kobani – south of Kobani on the Aleppo road and in a densely populated neighborhood in the city, resulting in the death of “the national figure, “Akram Ostak“, from the people of Sharnakh state in Bakur (Northern Kurdistan), who went to Rojava in response to the general mobilization, in 2014, during ISIS attack on the city of Kobani.”

Bissan Fm added that “others” were wounded by Turkish drones in Kobani but did not specify how many people were injured or at which location they were injured. North Press Agency also identified “civilians wounded” without giving more details.

Hawar News quoted the Autonomous Administration, which issued a written statement that “a Turkish occupation UAV targeted two sites in the city center of Kobani and the Aleppo-Kobani road with two successive attacks one of them led to martyrdom “Akram Ostak” while the other was limited to material damage.”

Basnews also quoted the Autonomous Administration, who identified the victim as “Akram Ostak, 50 years old. He is a Kurdish opposition member from Turkey. He had spent 10 years in Turkish prisons and then sought refuge in Kobani.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that a man was killed by a Turkish drone that launched strikes on two different locations, a car on Aleppo-Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) road and a house in Ain Al-Arab.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the drones to Turkish forces.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by lleged Turkish drone strikes on Kobani on May 11, 2022. (Image posted by North Press Agency)

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
    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 attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS504

Incident date

May 9, 2022

Location

منبج, Mihsenli village, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in alleged Turkish shelling and/or strikes on Mihsenli village in northern Manbij on May 9, 2022.

According to Hawar News, a civilian was injured when Turkish forces shelled rural Manbij. A statement released by the Media Office of the Manbij Military Council reported that the civilian was injured in Mihsenli village in northern Manbij and he was transferred to the hospital for treatment.

Xeber24 added that Turkish forces used “heavy and medium weapons” in their attack on Mihsenli village. All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkey.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS503

Incident date

April 24, 2022

Location

قرية بندرخان, Bandar Khan village, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a 16 year old, was killed and others were injured, including an elderly man, were injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Bandar Khan village on April 24, 2022.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a civilian was killed by Turkish artillery shelling of a regime military checkpoint in Bandar Khan village.

The correspondent for Hawar News also reported that a civilian was killed, adding that “several others were wounded as a result of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries launched violent artillery and missile shelling”. Al Etihad Media corroborated this casualty toll, reporting that a civilian was killed and “a number of others were wounded” and Alyaum TV reported that some of the casualties “were transferred to the Jalabiya district hospital for treatment, in addition to causing significant damage to homes and property”.

Xeber24 provided the name of the civilian killed: “Hammoud Ali Osman” from the village of Khani. A local source also told Xeber24 that “many” citizens were injured, including “Mohamed Ayoub”. North Press Agency clarified that Hammoud was 16 years old and that “an elderly man was seriously injured in the village of Bir Arab and was transported to the city of Manbij.”

According to Al Etihad Media, the shelling by the Turkish military was a response to the “killing of one of its soldiers, after targeting a Turkish armored vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade last Friday, according to a statement by the Turkish Ministry of Defense.”

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Turkey.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • 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 attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • 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 attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (7) [ collapse]