Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS133

Incident date

January 28, 2018

Location

حج خليل, Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.678611, 36.683611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two or more civilians died in an alleged Turkish shelling of Haj Khalil village, according to local media. A number of sources referred to the event as “a horrific massacre”.

Rumaf reported that “children and elderly” were targeted in the attack.

According to Military Council for Manbij and surrounding area [SDF], which published graphic images of victims, “the army of the Turkish invasion committed a horrific massacre of civilians in the village of Haj Khalil in the area of Rajo after targeting the village this morning. This led to the death of a number of civilians and wounding others”.

According to the Smart News Agency, “the Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces, on its official website, said that a number of civilians were killed and wounded by shelling of the factions of the Free Army and Turkish forces on the village of Haj Khalil in Rajo district and on the side of Bulbul, without mentioning the number of victims or details of them.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Ahmad Baker 55 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Ahmed Bakr 66 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Mohammed Ahmed Bakr, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Civilian casualty, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via SDF)
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    Mohammed Ahmed Bakr, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via SDF)
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    Civilian casualty, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via SDF)
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    An elderly man injured in the alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    A man injured in the alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    A child injured in the alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    Civilian casualty, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Military Council for Manbij)
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    Civilian casualty, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Military Council for Manbij)
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    Civilian casualty, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th January 2018. (via Military Council for Manbij)
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    Animals were killed in the alleged Turkish airstrike on Haj Khalil village, Rajo district, Afrin, 28th 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
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]