Turkish Military in Iraq & Syria

An internally displaced Kurdish family in northern Iraq, 2016 (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
Turkish military
Country
Iraq
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

TS273

Incident date

March 14, 2018

Location

نبل, Nubl town, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.379722, 36.989167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

According to local media, three civilians were killed followed an alleged Turkish airstrike on Nubl town.

According to Enabbaladi, the Syrian regime’s media published a statement saying that Turkish planes’ targeted allied positions in Nabal and Zahra, which resulted in a number of civilian martyrs.

An image published shows the casualties to be young men.

Only one other source reported that civilians had been killed. Endi Zentarmi said: “After bombing a checkpoint in the Ziyarah area and killing eight pro-regime fighters, Turk jets have now also bombed the regime-controlled town of Nubl (south-east of Afrin city), killing at least three civilians. The airstrikes are deemed deliberate.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (0–3 men)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A picture shows the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrike, which targeted a checkpoint in the Ziyarah area which led the killing of three civilians (source: Qawem online)
  • A picture shows the checkpoint site destruction followed an alleged Turkish airstrike. Local sources claimed the death of three civilians and 8 combatants (source: Qawem online)
  • A picture shows the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrike, which targeted a checkpoint in the Ziyarah area which led the killing of three civilians (source: Qawem online)
  • Three of the victims of the alleged Turkish airstrike on Nubla, 14th March 2018. (via Sy7Syria)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (0–3 men)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS274

Incident date

March 14, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city centre, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.511389, 36.864167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between 5 and 11 civilians including up to four children died and up to 25 more were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre, according to local media in Syria.

Massoud Mohammad, a self-described journalist from Qamishli for Rojava, produced numerous reports on the event on Twitter. He put the death toll at five – including two children – with 25 more wounded.

One of his tweets said that Turkish artillery was randomly targeting residential neighbourhoods of Afrin city without care to any rules of war. He also tweeted a series of distressing images depicting casualties (many of them children) which were taken by journalist Azad Mirza @rojavapress1 who is covering the situation inside Afrin.

According to IC Afrin Resistance, at least 10 explosions were heard in the city. It added that despite the city is full of people, the attacks by the Turkish army were continuing. The source put the death count at six of which four were reportedly children, blaming Turkish airstrikes and shellings

Shervan Derwish (official spokesman for Manbij Military Council) put the death toll at seven, including one child, with 25 more non-combatants wounded.

The Boston Herald ran a story which mentioned the incident. It said: “Turkish forces shelled the Kurdish-held northern Syrian town of Afrin on Wednesday killing at least seven people, Kurdish forces reported Shells slammed into the heart of Afrin at dusk at intervals just second apart, forcing residents to rush for cover, according to the video published by the People’s Protection Units, known as the YPG.”

The highest death count was given by ANF, who reported the death of a family of 11 including two children and the wounding of the rest of the family.

ANHA named one fatality. Later ANF revealed two other.

Additionally, sources named 10 civilians who were wounded followed the incident.

In addition to two others, who were not identified. One who is 45 years old and the other a 6-year-old child.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 12
  • (2–4 children2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–44
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (30) [ collapse]

  • A picture shows fire followed an alleged Turkish airstrike or shelling on Afrin city centre (source: Hawar news)
  • An image shows fire in a residential area inside the city centre of Afrin followed an alleged Turkish airstrike or shelling (source: Hawar news)
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    A picture shows Aziz, 40 years old, killed followed an alleged Turkish airstrike or shelling on Afrin city centre (source: Hawar news)
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    A picture shows the two identified children 1- Kajin Ali & Mihemed Qishle, killed followed the alleged Turkish airstrike on (source: ANF New)
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    A picture shows a body lies in the rubble following an alleged Turkish airstrike or shelling on Afrin city centre (via Peshmerga Chali‏)
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    An image shows the victim Abdullah Bakr, 49 years, at the medical centre, injured following an alleged Turkish airstrike or artillery of Afrin city centre (source: ANHA)
  • A picture shows a damaged car followed an alleged Turkish airstrike or shelling on Afrin city centre (Source: Aire-cudi)
  • An image shows the aftermath of the airstrike or shelling by allegedly Turkish Army on Afrin city centre (Source: Aire-cudi)
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    A picture shows a child, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    An image shows a child being treated at the medical centre following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    An image shows a child, killed following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    A picture shows a child, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
  • An image shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling "airstrikes and artillery" of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    An image shows a man being treated at the medical centre following an alleged Turkish shelling "airstrikes and artillery" of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    A picture shows a woman being treated at the hospital, following an alleged Turkish shelling "airstrikes and artillery" of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
  • An image shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling "airstrikes and artillery" of Afrin city centre (Source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    An image shows a child being treated at the medical centre following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (source: Afrin now facebook)
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    An image shows a man at the medical centre, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (source: Afrin now facebook)
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    An image shows a child being treated at the medical centre following an alleged Turkish shelling (airstrikes and artillery) of Afrin city centre (source: IC Afrin resistance)
  • An injured civilian is carried in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via Massoud Mohammad)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via Massoud Mohammad)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via Massoud Mohammad)
  • An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via Massoud Mohammad)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via Massoud Mohammad)
  • An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via IC afrin resistance)
  • An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via IC afrin resistance)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via IC afrin resistance)
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    A civilian casualty in the aftermath. (via ANF )
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    A video showing the exact moments the alleged Turkish airstrikes hit Afrin and the civilian casualties in the aftermath of the incident. (via SOHR)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 14th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 12
  • (2–4 children2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–44
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS275

Incident date

March 15, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city centre, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.511389, 36.864167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians including children and women died, and five more were wounded in an alleged Turkish bombing of Afrin city centre, according to sources on the ground in Syria.

ANF reported: “According to local sources, another civilian was killed and five were wounded in Turkish bombing on Thursday.  Five injured were identified.”

Hawar also named the above victims and injured and added that one civilian was killed.

But in a later report, it put the death toll at three children and two women.

The Smart news agency reported at least eight killed in the Ashrafieh neighbourhood.

One source tweeted an image of a boy who alleged drowned running away from the sound of the planes. The tweet translated as “Today – one of the victims in Afrin, What is this child guilty of?, Afraid he didn’t know what to do when the plane flew over our village, Afraid he didn’t know where to go so he went running to the water well and drowned, What is he guilty of?, What are the kids guilty of that they deserve to be scared?”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Serdar Mustefa 25 years old injured
  • Melek Mustefa 3 years old injured
  • Luqman Bekir 46 years old injured
  • Nûrî Ehmed 40 years old injured
  • Endnan Seqî 17 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (0–3 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

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    A boy who allegedly drowned running away from the sound of the warplanes. (via Bint Afrin)
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    A picture shows a man killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on the city center of Afrin (source: IC Afrin )
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    An image shows a woman killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on the city center of Afrin (source: IC Afrin )
  • A picture reveals some damages caused by the alleged Turkish shelling on the city of Afrin (source: ANF)
  • A picture shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANF)
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    A picture shows a woman standing next to several dead bodies, likely at the medical centre of Afrin. The event comes after an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (Source: ANF)
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    A picture shows a man, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    A picture shows a little girl, injured on her hand followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    A picture shows a little girl, detained at the medical centre due to her wound followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANHA)
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    A picture shows a little girl, being treated followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANHA)
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    An image shows a little girl, detained at the medical centre due to her wound followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANHA)
  • A picture from inside the hospital shows the medical team aiding several injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre (Source: ANF)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (0–3 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS276

Incident date

March 15, 2018

Location

ترينيدة, Trinide village or Ashrafiyeh neighbourhood, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.493056, 36.879444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least five civilians including three children and two women died in alleged Turkish artillery and/or air strikes on Afrin, local media in Syria reported – though there was some uncertainty about the location. Rudaw put the death toll as high as 18.

According to Hawar, the Turkish occupation planes bombed the village of Trinide , the city of Afrin, resulting in the serious injury of Abdullah Bakr, 49 years. Bakr was taken to a hospital in Afrin for treatment. The correspondent confirmed that the bombing is still continuing on the neighbourhoods of the city of Afrin.

However, Afrin Now, who also named Abdullah Bakr, said that he was wounded in the Ashrafiyeh neighbourhood of Afrin.

IC Afrin reported the death of three children and two women.

According to ANF, however, the death toll may have been higher – though it is unclear whether the figure it gives applies specifically to this event or two several across the night of March 15th. On March 16th, the source reported: “The invading Turkish army and allied gangs intensely bombed Afrin city centre with mortar and artillery fire from last night until this morning. 13 civilians, mostly children, died and many more got wounded as a result.

ANF reporter Ersin Çaksu who is in Afrin stated this is only the number they themselves have reached.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ehmed Exlas 32 years old male killed
  • Şewket Henan 30 years old male killed
  • Qidret Bexlawa 70 years old male killed
  • Nezmî Elî 45 years old injured
  • Heval Cangora 22 years old injured
  • Ebdulwehab El-Xelef 60 years old injured
  • Hisên Ebdulwehab 35 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 18
  • (3 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • An image shows the aftermath of the airstrike or shelling by allegedly Turkish Army on Afrin city centre (Source: Aire-cudi)
  • An image shows the aftermath of the airstrike or shelling by allegedly Turkish Army on Afrin city centre (Source: Aire-cudi)
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    An image shows the victim Abdullah Bakr, 49 years, at the medical centre, injured following an alleged Turkish airstrike or artillery of Afrin city centre (source: ANHA)
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    An injured child in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish raid on Trinide village or Ashrafiyeh neighbourhood, Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via Aire-cudi)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 18
  • (3 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS277

Incident date

March 16, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city centre, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.511389, 36.864167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to 21 civilians including five children died and as many of 45 were injured in alleged Turkish shelling of Afrin city centre, according to local media.

IC Afrin indicated the death count at 20 reporting that the Turkish army is shelling everywhere in Afrin city and its surroundings.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from a number of reliable sources that Turkish warplanes targeted Afrin city during the past few hours [March 16th]. The targeting of Afrin has continued since last night, by the Turkish forces and warplanes, which resulted in the fall of tens of casualties and wounded. The Observatory has documented the death of 18 citizens including 5 children while more than 45 others were injured with varying severity, and others are still missing, with bodies trapped under the rubble.

ANF recorded the death toll as at 21. Six named were identified. Additionally, 29 were identified as injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    20 – 21
  • (1 child5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    29–45
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

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    A picture shows a number of injured people followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. These victims were injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows dead bodies of civilians, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. These victims were killed in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows a number of injured people followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. These victims were injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows a number of injured people followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. These victims were injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows an injured child followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. This victim was injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows an injured or likely dead civilian, following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. This victim was injured or killed in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows a number of injured people followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. These victims were injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows an injured child followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. This victim was injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: IC Afrin)
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    A picture shows an injured child, harmed followed an alleged Turkish shelling of Afrin city centre. The victim was injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (via ANF English Mobile)
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    A picture shows an injured child, harmed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. The victim was injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (via ANF English Mobile)
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    A picture shows civilians dead bodies, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. These victims were killed in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (Source: ANF)
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    A picture shows an injured or dead man, following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre. The victim was injured in one of the incidents occurred in Afrin at the same day (via ANF)
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    A footage shows dozens of civilians, killed following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: MOHAMMED HASSAN)
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    A picture shows two civilians, injured forgoing an alleged Turkish strike in Afrin (Source: ROK)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    20 – 21
  • (1 child5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    29–45
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS278

Incident date

March 16, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin hospital, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.509672, 36.858106 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between nine and 16 civilians died in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Afrin hospital, according to local media.

Pesmerge chali put the death toll and nine, while Rumaf and other sources said that 16 civilians died – reportedly “mostly children and women”.

According to the source Aldar xelil: Avrin Hospital was the only medical facility in service. It has been hit by 3 missiles. 15 bodies have been identified, and many more are scattered all over the place.

The BBC reported on the event, quoting an Afrin resident, ‘Ranya’: “At night there were air strikes targeting Afrin hospital. There were a lot of victims there and due to the intensive shelling people cannot go to get the bodies. Some bodies are still there on the street.”

Turkey denied carrying out the strikes on the hospital. In response, the SDF issued a statement accusing “Turkish media [of] hiding the massacres the invading Turkish state has committed against the people”. ANF reported on the SDF press release, as follows:

“The Avrin Hospital was bombed by invading Turkish state fighter jets on March 16, 2018. Dozens of civilians were martyred and killed in the bombing, and the hospital where thousands of civilians receive treatment was greatly damaged.

After the bombing, the Turkish state’s official news agency the Anadolu Agency published a video that shows a building close to the hospital. With this footage they had published, the Turkish state wants to hide the fact that they bombed a hospital with fighter jets.

We declare to the public that the Avrin Hospital has been bombed by Turkish jet fighters and that the building in the footage the Turkish state had published is not the hospital building.

The bombing of the hospital has been documented with photographs and videos”.

Sana, the regime’s official media, put the death toll at 16 with “dozens” more injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 16
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • An image reveals the destruction of the building that followed alleged Turkish airstrikes on Afrin hospital. (Source: SDF Press)
  • Another image reveals the destruction of the building that followed alleged Turkish airstrikes on Afrin hospital. (Source: SDF Press)
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    A picture shows some injured civilians in the medical care followed Turkish airstrikes on Afrin hospital (Source: @AzadiRojava)
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    A picture shows some injured civilians in the medical care followed Turkish airstrikes on Afrin hospital (Source: @AzadiRojava)
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    An image shows many civilians dead bodies on the flour, killed followed Turkish airstrike on Afrin hospital, Afrin (Source: @AzadiRojava)
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    A picture shows a man, killed followed Turkish airstrike on Afrin hospital, Afrin (Source: @AzadiRojava)
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    A picture shows an injured child followed Turkish airstrikes on Afrin hospital (Source: @AzadiRojava)
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    A video shows dead, and injured civilians followed the alleged Turkish airstrike on the Kurdish town of Afrin in northern Syria (sources : CNN)
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    The hospital in the aftermath of the Turkish raid. (via Aylina Kilic)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 16
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS280

Incident date

March 17, 2018

Location

باسوطة, Basouta road, south of Afrin city, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.479597, 36.872937 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

According to a single source, one male has been killed followed Turkish shelling of Basouta road, Afrin.

The source identified the victim name as Azad. The tweet embedded two images of the father standing over his dead son’s body following an alleged Turkish shelling of Basouta road.

However, it is unclear when the victim died – and he could have been one of the victims killed on March 16th.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Azad Child killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    A picture of a man standing near his son (Azad) who allegedly killed followed Turkish shelling on Basouta road (Source: @mutludc‏)
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    A picture of Azad, who allegedly killed followed Turkish shelling on Basouta road (source: @mutludc‏)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS281

Incident date

March 17, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.511389, 36.864167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died, and several more were wounded in an alleged Turkish bombing of Afrin city, local media reported.

According to ANF, The invading Turkish army continued to massacre civilians on the 57th day of the attacks against Afrin. A building in the city centre was bombed, trapping three civilians in the rubble.

One building in Afrin city centre fell down as a result of the bombing, while there are at least three civilians trapped under the rubble.

IC Afrin Resistance also reported that three civilians were missing under the rubble.

Adar Press, Brexwedanakurd and Xeber24 recorder the death toll at three with several more injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]