Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS104

Incident date

January 21, 2018

Location

عفرين, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.391667, 36.693056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

The Kurdish Red Crescent reported that five adult male civilians were killed and four people injured in the vicinity of Jinderes in Afrin canton. The victims names were confirmed though a private message shared with Airwars.

Other sources also reported Turkish strikes in the area. According to Alnado, civilians sheltered in caves “to escape the heavy Turkish bombardment”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Baker Adnan
Adult male shared in a private report with Airwars, also named by Rumaf killed
Muhammad Hanan
Adult male shared in a private report with Airwars, also named by Rumaf killed
Bashar Dilsher welat
Adult male shared in a private report with Airwars, also named by Rumaf killed
Chekdar
Adult male shared in a private report with Airwars, also named by Rumaf killed
Waled Tersely
28 years old male shared in a private report with Airwars, also named by Rumaf killed
Yousif Abdul Rahman
15 years old male head injury injured
Selva Eed
Age unknown suffering from shock injured
Majd Adel Beker
Age unknown broken hand injured
Basel Hassan
Age unknown bruising injured
Muhammad Oso Yousif
65 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Jindires, Afrin 21st January 2018. (via Barada)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Jindires, Afrin (عفرين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.391667, 36.693056. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]