Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS191

Incident date

February 13, 2018

Location

عفرين, city of Afrin, 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

Up to five civilians including one woman died and as many as ten others were wounded, including children, followed an alleged Turkish shelling of the city of Afrin, according to local media.

Reports said that the Turkish army carried out heavy artillery shelling on Tuesday evening February 13, 2018, targeting both the neighbourhoods of Ashrafieh and Trondi within the city of Afrin. The source Free Afrin also published pictures depicting damage left by the Turkish occupation army shells on the Afrin hospital square in Afrin. Other sources also reported artillery and rocket shelling in the vicinity of the hospital.

One victim was named by multiple sources as 35-year-old. Reports said that he was a taxi driver and that he was killed when his vehicle was hit. The civilian sitting next to him was reportedly wounded. Sources published images showing the damage to the car.

Meanwhile, Rojava reported the death of a woman and showed her husband mourning her body.

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, the victims of the Turkish shelling were young people, some of whom died, others had shrapnel in their bodies, and others escaped. In addition to naming Radwan Omar Hussein as killed, the source said that 31-year-old and (a media activist/journalist) were injured.

Hodnnat citing Reuters reported, dozens of civilians were killed when the Turkish army shelled the outskirts of Afrin Hospital. This report, however, was the only one which put the death toll in double figures – and Airwars has not found the original Reuters report.

Other sources published graphic images of casualties, including children. Saleh Muslim said that a girl named Ruha was wounded and published a picture of blood covering her face.

Pleas note, some of these images are the same as those in the next incident TS192 on Heikja, Afrin. Airwars is unable to identify which images belong to which incident. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 woman2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
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  • A picture shows the car that targeted by the alleged Turkish shelling in Afrin on 13 February 2018. As a result, the driver was killed and the passenger wounded (source: ‏@maadsalum99)
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    An image shows blood in the targeted car in which resulted in killing one civilian and wounded another following an alleged Turkish shelling on 13 February 2018 (source: ara yekiti media)
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    A video shows the moment of the alleged Turkish shelling on the hospital of the city of Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via pyd rojava‏)
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    An image shows Haitham Mohammed Kzou, wounded followed an alleged Turkish shelling on the city of Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via @jwanmoustafa5)
  • An image shows the landed shelling on the ground near the hospital of Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Kurdish red crescent)
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    A picture shows another man (Luqman Bakr), injured following the Turkish shelling near Afrin hospital on 13 February 2018 (via Kurdish red crescent).
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    An image shows the victim Radwan Omar Hussein, killed fowled an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Kurdish red crescent).
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    A video displays a new victim, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Kurdish red crescent).
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    An image shows a wounded being treated by a doctor in the medical centre followed an alleged Turkish shelling in Afrin on 13 February 2018 (source: Kurdish red crescent).
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    An image shows a wounded being treated in the medical centre followed an alleged Turkish shelling in Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Kurdish red crescent).
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    An image shows a wounded being treated by a doctor in the medical centre followed an alleged Turkish shelling in Afrin (source: Kurdish red crescent).
  • A picture shows the aftermath of the alleged Turkish shelling in Afrin on 13 February 2018 (source: Kurdish red crescent).
  • A picture shows Radwan Omar Hussein, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling in Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via The war media centre for the SDF facebook)
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    A picture shows another man (Luqman Bakr), injured following the Turkish shelling near Afrin hospital on 13 February 2018 (via The war media centre for the SDF facebook).
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    A picture shows Raha Mohammed, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Rumaf facebook)
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    A picture shows Raha Mohammed being treated at the medical centre followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: Rumaf facebook)
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    A picture shows Shukri Mohammed Mohammed, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Rumaf facebook)
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    A picture shows a man in the medical centre, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via RuMaf)
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    An image shows a man in the medical centre, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via RuMaf)
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    A picture shows a woman, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via RuMaf)
  • A picture shows the moment of the landing the shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Cahîda Dêrsim @dersi4m)
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    A picture shows Raha Mohammed being treated at the medical centre followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Nuce news facebook)
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    A picture shows a woman, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Nuce news facebook)
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    A picture shows a man, injured on his head followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Nuce news facebook)
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    A picture shows a man, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Turkey untold)
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    An image shows a man, killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Turkey untold)
  • A picture shows Raha Mohammed being treated at the medical centre followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via SH_OQ3)
  • A civilian man whose relatives reportedly were among the victims of the Turkish shelling og Afrin on 13 February 2018 (via Mutlu Civiroglu)

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 woman2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]