Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS108

Incident date

January 22, 2018

Location

راجو, Rajo district of Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.67296, 36.666364 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died and up to 14 more were wounded in an alleged Turkish airstrike on the Rajo district of Afrin, according to sources on the ground.

Two victims were named by The Kurdish Red Crescent. ANF also reported that a Turkish strike killed “a civilian and injured his mother and sister who were in the house.”

Additionally, Afrin Now published images “of martyrs and wounded civilians from the district of Rajo in Afrin countryside who were killed by Turkish air strikes since Monday morning until now”.

Shiar Khalil Khalil put the number wounded at eight, while Anha News named one of them as 60-year-old Rachid Daoud. The Kurdish Red Crescent named four more as injured. In an associated event it said an additional five civilians had been injured in a car crash caused by the ‘shelling’ of Rajo.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Muhammad Khelil Bekir 10 years old male named by The Kurdish Red Crescent killed
  • Unidentified male Adult male named by The Kurdish Red Crescent killed
  • Zakaria Sheikho Age unknown male news reporter injured
  • Rachid Daoud 60 years old injured
  • Hussen Shivan Age unknown male injured
  • Shahin Abab Age unknown injured
  • Mohammed Bila Age unknown male injured
  • Shyar Amanos Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–14
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Zakaria Sheikho, a correspondent of the Ronahi new channel, reportedly wounded in an alleged Turkish strike on the Rajo district of Affrin, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin)
  • Woman allegedly injured in a Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
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    A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
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    A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
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    A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
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    A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
  • A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
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    A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Rajo, 22nd January 2018. (via Free Afrin facebook)
  • This image comes from a generic news story which covers the Turkish airstrikes which occurred in the vicinity at the time. (via Anfarabic)
  • This image comes from a generic news story which covers the Turkish airstrikes which occurred in the vicinity at the time. (via Anfarabic)
  • Image showing destruction to the civilian housing in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 22nd January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Image showing destruction to the civilian housing in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 22nd January 2018. (via Afrin Now)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–14
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]