The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | Fifth child dies due to Turkish drone targeting “Girl’s School” in Al-Hasakah

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a girl from Dirbasiyah city in Al-Hasakah countryside, affected by the wounds she sustained due to the Turkish drone shelling on Shamoka Educational Centre on the road linking between Al-Hasakah and Tel Tamr on August 18.

Accordingly, the number of girls under the age of 18 who died in the same shelling by a Turkish drone has risen to five.

On August 18, SOHR sources reported that a Turkish drone attacked the “Girl’s School” Educational Centre, which is supported by the United Nations, where SDF are stationed in a post nearby, nearly 45 kilometres away from the Syria-Turkey border.
It is worth noting that the targeted site is located in the area hosting Istrahat Wazir base where International Coalition Forces are stationed on the road between Al-Hasakah and Tel Tamr. The attack, which is the second of its kind in Al-Hasakah countryside in the past 24 hours, have left two SDF members dead and three others injured.

SOHR activists reported that a Turkish drone attacked a member of Tel Tamr Military Council Forces in Ghaibash village in Tel Tamr countryside, injuring him.

Accordingly, the number of attacks carried out by Turkish drones on areas controlled by the “Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria, AANES” since early 2022 has reached 55. These attacks left ten civilians, including seven children, and 48 combatants, including two children and 13 females, dead, while over 90 others sustained various injuries. Here is a monthly distribution of attacks by Turkish drones in 2022:

• January: Three attacks left three people dead and 13 others injured.

• February: Ten attacks killed eight people, including two children and a young female fighter, and injured 21 others.

• March: Two attacks injured two people.

• April: 11 attacks left six people dead, including three women, and 19 others injured.

• May: Four attacks left three people dead, including a woman, and seven others injured.

• June: Three attacks left a combatant dead and five others injured.

• July: Three attacks left a civilian and 13 combatants, including seven women, dead and ten others injured.

• August: 13 attacks left eight civilians, including six children, and 14 combatants, including a prominent commander, dead. In addition, 13 others were injured.

• September: a girl died affected by the wounds she sustained on August 18.