Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS166

Incident date

February 8, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.511389, 36.864167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians including a woman died, and more than four others were wounded in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Afrin, according to local media.

Afrin Now revealed a 70-year-old man was killed in the incident and the second victim, a 50-year-old woman, was indicated by Maf News.

However, a tweet in reply to the source Bekodo suggested that Amina Shahin was not a civilian – and an image was published of her holding a gun. Furthermore, Nuce Kurd and Bas News reported that it was Amina Shain who died of the heart attack, brought on my fear and panic.

According to Hawar, Turkish occupation planes destroyed two gunmen in the city of Afrin after five air strikes targeted it.

At approximately 23:30 local time, the Turkish planes targeted two farmers. The first to slaughter the sheep of Al Shaab municipality and the second to slaughter the chickens, which are one kilometre southwest of Afrin.

The shelling resulted in the deaths of the gunmen and the deaths of 15 sheep, and wounded three civilians.

There were five wounded civilians indicated by several sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Qadir Othman 70 years old male from the village of Shikhurzze killed
  • Amina Shahin 50 years old female displaced from Bulbula area killed
  • Bader Darmoush 10 years old male A fragment in his chest, from Deir Ballout injured
  • Mustaffah Beder Dirmoush Child male injured
  • Dibeh Darmoush 35 years old female Shrapnel in the foot, from Deir Ballout injured
  • Shukri Mustafa 88 years old male injured right thigh injured
  • Khadija Abdul-Munan, 60 years old female taken to hospital, her condition became stable injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

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    50-year-old Amina Shahin was killed as a result of the Turkish bombardment of Afrin city, 8th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • A picture shows the exact moment the airstrike hit Afrin due to an alleged Turkish airstrike, 8th February 2018. (via: Afrin now facebook)
  • A picture shows the exact moment the airstrike hit Afrin due to an alleged Turkish airstrike, 8th February 2018. (via: Afrin now facebook)
  • A picture shows the exact moment the airstrike hit Afrin due to an alleged Turkish airstrike, 8th February 2018. (via: SDF)
  • A picture shows the exact moment the airstrike hit Afrin due to an alleged Turkish airstrike, 8th February 2018. (via: SDF)
  • Khadija Abdul-Munan, 60, was wounded by a missile fired by the Turkish occupation forces on the city center of Afrin. She was taken to Afrin Hospital and her help was provided and her condition is now stable. (via Afrin Now)
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    A picture shows the victim Abdul Qadir Othman, killed by an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 8th February 2018. (via: Afrin now)
  • A tweet in response to the death of 50-year-old Amina Shahin claiming she is not a civilian. This image here shows her holding an AK47. (via Bekodo)
  • Civilians huddle for protection in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 8th February 2018. (via MirovKeberd)

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 – 2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]