Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS172

Incident date

February 9, 2018

Location

شاكتا, Shkata village, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.4811393, 36.6133118 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians died in an alleged Turkish bombing of Shkata village, according to local media.

The Military Council for Manbij and its Countryside reported that in the afternoon, at approximately 14:00, the Turkish Air Force launched several raids on the village of Shikata in the Shih area and targeted civilian houses. The shelling destroyed a house and its inhabitants. After several hours of shelling, residents managed to reach the house and search among the rubble pulling out the body of the citizen Nassrat Othman, 50 years old and took him to Afrin hospital.

Sources added that three or four other people remained under the rubble.

According to Afrin Now, three civilians were killed after Turkish warplanes bombed the village of Shakato a short while ago. Of the victims, one man was identified, and the rest of the bodies were still under the rubble.

Hawar News added that Nusrat Osman was taken to the hospital, but doctors could not save him.

SotKurdistan reported that “The raids started first without shelling, and shortly afterwards five shells fell on the village. We took Nusrat’s body four hours from the rubble and there are more than three victims who are still under the rubble. Rubble, no machinery or equipment to lift them.”

The incident occured at 2:00 pm local time.

  • Nusrat Osman 50 years old male displaced from his village (Alkana) killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Video interviewing witnesses of the alleged Turkish airstrike on Shkata village, Afrin (source: Afrin Now)
  • Footage shows the destruction in civilian houses followed an alleged Turkish airstrike on Shkata village, Afrin (source: Anha)
  • A picture shows the funeral of the victim who was killed followed an alleged Turkish airstrike on Shkata village, Afrin (source: ANha)
  • A picture shows the funeral of the victim who was killed followed an alleged Turkish airstrike on Shkata village, Afrin (source: ANha)
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    A civilian casualty in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Shkata village, Afrin, 9th February 2018. (via Anha)

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 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]