Airwars: Civilian Casualties, Turkish Airstrikes
At least four civilians, including three children, were killed and two other civilians, including a woman and a child, were injured in alleged Turkish strikes on the town of Ain Issa on August 4, 2021.
According to a statement from the Syrian Democratic Forces, “the occupation army bombed with tank shells at exactly three o’clock this morning the homes of civilians in the east of the town of Ain Issa, where it committed a massacre against a family in the town of Al-Safawiyeh, east of the village of Al-Sharkarak on the international road M4. This morning, the bodies of four civilians from one family who lost their lives were transferred to Ain Issa town hospital, after the people retrieved their bodies from their house, which was destroyed due to the Turkish bombing.”
The SDF also published the names of the civilians killed: Zaid Khalaf Issa (54) years old. Ziyad Zaid Issa (12) years old. Mona Zaid Issa. Huda Zeid Issa. Jesr Press identified Zaid as being the father and Ziyad, Monda, and Huda as his children.
In addition, a woman and her daughter from the same family were also wounded in the bombing. They were taken to Raqqa Hospital due to severe injuries. North Press Agency identified the child injured as being one year old.
All of the sources that reported on the incident identified Turkey as being responsible for the strikes and North Press Agency specifically reported that Turkish tanks carried out the attacks.
The incident occured at 3:00 am local time.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Zaid Khalaf Issa 54 years old male killed
- Ziyad Zaid Issa 12 years old killed
- Mona Zaid Issa Child killed
- Huda Zeid Issa Child killed