Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS111

Incident date

January 23, 2018

Location

جنديرس, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians were killed and 49 named people were wounded in the reported Turkish bombing of Jindires in Afrin, according to local sources on the ground.

Airwars was initially alerted to the casualty incident by the Afrin Now Facebook page, which detailed the reported casualties and some injured. 

On its Facebook page, the source publicly stated that “the Turkish army has stepped up its brutality towards our peaceful people in Afrin, using all kinds of weapons in indiscriminate bombardment of our villages and towns.

This brutal bombardment of the town of Jindires led to the destruction of civilian homes in addition to civilian casualties, including children and women.

The initial toll we have confirmed so far is the deaths of four civilians, including two children, with more than 10 wounded.”

Manbij Military Council published a statement and graphic photos by the SDF Media Office. It confirmed the civilian toll given by Afreen Now.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also blaming Turkey, put the death toll at four including two children and two women – one of them reportedly an elderly woman.

The Facebook page ‘Al Bab and its suburbs’ published “pictures showing the effects of the Turkish bombardment with heavy weapons”.

According to the source RuMaf, “for the second day in a row, several villages and areas in Afrin were bombed targeting the headquarters of SDF forces in addition to indiscriminate targeting of residential areas, which resulted in a large number of civilian casualties among the dead and wounded”.

The incident occured at 12:00 am local time.

  • Almas Sheikho Horo 50 years old female named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • Jeger Khwen 15 years old male named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • Fatima Bakr Bakr 58 years old female named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • Sawsan Jamil Rashid Adult female named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • An unidentified child 14 years old named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • An unidentified woman Age unknown female named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • An unidentified young man 19 years old male named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars killed
  • Hussain Hussein Mohammed 59 years old injury to jaw, eye and shoulder, named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars injured
  • Basma Ma’zo 33 years old injury to the legs, named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars injured
  • Mohammed Rashid Hassan 45 years old male injury to the legs and pelvis, named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars injured
  • Mustafa Abu Jammu 12 years old injury to the femoral artery , named directly by Afrin Now to Airwars injured
  • Suzan Sobhi Suleiman 11 years old female head injury and wounds with shrapnel injured
  • Mohammed Ali Suleiman 9 years old injured in the foot with shrapnel injured
  • Ahmed Sabri Canadian 45 years old male injuries to the back injured
  • Mohammed Suleiman Aliko 65 years old male wounds to the scalp injured
  • Hassan Hassou 52 years old male injuries to the face and jaw injured
  • Areen Hassan 33 years old injuries to the scalp injured
  • Amina Khalil 50 years old shrapnel in the left leg, with a facial injury injured
  • Moustafa Khallouf 14 years old male shrapnel in the legs injured
  • Asia Khallouf 15 years old shrapnel in the face and legs injured
  • Mohammed Abdul Karim Ali 22 years old male shrapnel in the scalp injured
  • Zainab Yousef 55 years old female shrapnel in the head injured
  • Aya Kedro 15 years old injury to right knee and shrapnel in the leg injured
  • Aya Nbo 7 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Ahmad Sabry Kind 45 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Aras Hiske 42 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Rezan 20 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Artesh 24 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Abdulkarem Ali 22 years old male named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Hasan Hussen Muhamad 59 years old male named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Muhammad Rashed Hasan 40 years old male named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Chekdar Afren 26 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • AbdulRahman Hassan Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Roni 19 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Ramadan Muhammad Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Mahmud Kurdi Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Sherwan Muhammad Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Amen Rezan 10 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Joni Rezan 11 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Mustafa Muhammad Khalof 12 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Basema Muhamad Bajo 32 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Nazera Haj Mahmud 50 years old named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Mahmod Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Abdal Setar Amer Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Saher Mamo Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Ali Al Sshekh Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Bilend Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Rashed Nasan Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Azad Ali Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Mahmud Musa Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Chakdar Rohilat Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Aziz Arab Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Redwan Habash Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Hamed Batal Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured
  • Yousif Abdulrahman Age unknown named by the The Kurdish Red Crescent injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    49
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (33) [ collapse]

  • Fatima Bakr Bakr, 58, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Afrin ANHA)
  • Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Afreen now)
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    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • Blood covers the streets in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
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    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • Blood covers the streets in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • Blood covers the streets in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
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    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • Possibly the remnants of the airstrike which hit Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • Blood covers the streets in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Manbij military council)
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    A woman receives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Afreen now)
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    An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Afreen now)
  • A video showing damage to the infrastructure in Jindires, Afrin, in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrike. 23rd January 2018. (via SOHR)
  • A video showing damage to the infrastructure in Jindires, Afrin, in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrike. 23rd January 2018. (via SOHR)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Afreen now)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Afreen now)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
  • The aftermath of an alleged alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Al bab and its suburbs facebook)
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    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Smart)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Smart)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Smart)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Injured civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Jindires, Afrin, 23rd January 2018. (via Smart)

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
    5 – 7
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    49
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]