Turkish military in Syria | Seven children and two women among 15 civilians killed by Turkish forces in 2021 • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish military in Syria | Seven children and two women among 15 civilians killed by Turkish forces in 2021

As Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma” continue targeting the Syrian civilians fleeing from the military operations and dire living conditions, SOHR activists have documented the death of eight civilians, including three civilians in Idlib and Al-Hasakah provinces since early 2021. The breakdown of fatalities were distributed as follows:

 

  • On January 14, SOHR activists documented the death of a young man, after being shot by Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”, while he was trying to enter Turkish territory from Harem area at the Syrian border with the Iskenderun region in Idlib countryside.

 

  • On January 27, a young man was shot dead by Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”, as he was attempting to enter Turkish territory near the Syria-Turkey border, from al-Hamboushia area in the western countryside of Jisr al-Shughour.

 

  • On February 4, a child was killed after being shot by Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”, as he tried to enter Turkish territory from Hilt area in Harem district at the Syria border with Iskenderun region in Idlib countryside.

 

  • On February 12, SOHR activists documented the death of a child after being shot by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”, while he was working with his grandfather in a farmland in Salhab village in Jisr Al-Shughour countryside in north-western Idlib, nearly 500 metres away from the border wall.

 

  • On March 4, a child was shot dead by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”, while he was in front of his house in Al-Madlousah village in Salqin countryside in north-western Idlib on the border with Iskenderun

 

  • On March 9, SOHR activists documented the death of a young man after being shot by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”, while he was attempting to cross into the Turkish territory in Darkoush city on the border with Iskenderun region in the north-western countryside of Idlib.

 

  • On March 10, a child was killed after being shot by Turkish border guard forces, as he tried to cross with his family from the area of Arrada in Abu Rasin countryside in Al-Hasakah countryside.

 

  • On March 19, SOHR activists documented the death of a young man from Al-Bab area, after being shot by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma” while he was attempting to cross into Turkey in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

 

In the past three months, SOHR activists managed to document the death of seven other civilians, including four children and two women in rocket attacks by Turkish forces on areas in the northern and eastern countryside of Aleppo and northern countryside of Al-Raqqah. And the fatalities were distributed as follows:

 

  • On January 23, four civilians, including two children and a woman, were killed in rocket fire by Turkish forces and their proxy factions on areas in Tel Rifaat city in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

 

  • On March 14, SOHR activists documented the death of a child due to bombardment by Turkish forces, stationed in their base in Al-Yashli village, on Al-Zanqal village in Manbij countryside in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

 

  • On March 19, SOHR sources documented the death of child affected by the injury he had in earlier Turkish bombardment on Hadariyat village in the east of Ain Issa in north Al-Raqqah countryside.

 

  • A few days later, a young woman died affected by the injuries she had in Turkish rocket attacks on Hadariyat village in the east of Ain Issa in north Al-Raqqah countryside on March 19.
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