Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS144

Incident date

January 31, 2018

Location

اشرفية, Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.495082, 36.878273 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child died and up to 12 other civilians were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Afrin, according to local media. Sources reported that Turkey fired rockets into the city.

Afrin Now and Rumaf named Arhat Ahmad Aliko, nine-years-old, as killed, though other sources listed him as wounded (see list below). The Smart News Agency also said that one civilian died, while SDF Press added that he later died from injuries sustained in the attack.

Sources published numerous images showing casualties being treated in a medical facility.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Arhat Ahmad Aliko 9 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Ahmed Aliko 10 years old male lives in Tarnada district, several shrapnel wounds throughout the body injured
  • Mohammed Ahmed Aliko 75 years old male lives in Tarnada district, a head injury and a knee injury injured
  • Koley Mohammed Khalil 40 years old resident of Ternada district, bruises injured
  • Ali Akram Aliko 40 years old male lives in the district of Trnada, a shoulder and chest injury injured
  • Amina Abdullah Faraj 50 years old Ternada neighborhood, a thigh injury injured
  • Izzat Sheikh Musa 58 years old lives in the district of Ternada, chest, abdomen and thigh injuries injured
  • Abdo Mousa 11 years old who lives in Ternada district, a thigh injury injured
  • Halima Ahmed 70 years old lives in Ternada, a head injury injured
  • Ahmed Shukri Ali 39 years old male injured
  • Halima Ahmed Mankawi 70 years old injured
  • Idris Hassan Bilal 33 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Photo showing destruction to civilian homes in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via RT)
  • Photo showing destruction to civilian homes in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via RT)
  • The exact moment that an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • The exact moment that an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Arhat Ahmad Aliko, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Nuce 24)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Nuce 24)
  • Crater formed in the road. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Crater formed in the road. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike which hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Kurdish Red Crescent)
  • Interviews with injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via Rumafl facebook)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
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    Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)
  • Injured civilians receive medical treatment following an alleged Turkish airstrike hit Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 31st January 2018. (via SOHR)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]