The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing violations | Turkish Jandarma severely be*at three young men and the fate of one of them remains unknown

Al-Hasakah province: Three young men were severely beaten by Turkish Border Guards “Jandarma,” which resulted in fractures and injuries to various parts of their bodies, after they had crossed the border in Al-Derbasiyah countryside in northern Al-Hasakah countryside through routes used for smuggling. Two of the young men were thrown back behind the border wall, covered in blood, while the fate of the third remains unknown, amid fears that he may have been killed due to the severe beating he endured.


On June 11, SOHR sources reported that a group of ten civilians, including a pregnant woman, were brutally beaten by Turkish border guards “Jandarma,” while attempting to enter Turkish territory near Qarmough village in Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) countryside. Some of the civilians sustained fractures and the pregnant woman had miscarriage due to the brutal beatings, before they were sent back to Syria.


Accordingly, the number of civilians killed by Turkish border guards (Jandarma) since early 2024 in different areas near the Syria-Turkey border has increased to nine. In addition, ten civilians, including a little girl, were injured in gunfire by Turkish Jandarma in the same period. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Areas controlled by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and opposition factions: Five civilians, including a child.


  • Areas controlled by “Peace Spring” operations room: Two civilians.


  • Areas controlled by “Manbij Military Council Forces”: One civilian.


  • Areas controlled by SDF: One civilian.