Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS206

Incident date

February 16, 2018

Location

بلانقور,عفرين , Blakqoor, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.391667, 36.693056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Local media reported the death of two civilians in an alleged Turkish bombing of Blakqoor. The Kurdish Red Crescent then named a third victim.

According to Dilsoz dildar, he was killed by shrapnel in the abdomen.

ROK added that two civilians, including a child, were wounded by artillery and rocket attacks in a violent and indiscriminate manner on civilian houses.

According to Alitihad, the bombing also resulted in the destruction of a complete olive press in the centre of the area.

And one child, 13-year-old Ali Hasan Al-Masri, as wounded by shrapnel.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Rahman Akash 40 years old male Private report via KRC killed
  • Abdul-Rahman Dibo 55 years old male Private report via KRC killed
  • Ali Hasan Al-Masri 13 years old Private report via KRC injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    A picture shows the victim Abdul Rahman Akash, killed following an alleged Turkish shelling on Blakqoor, Afrin 16th February 2018. (source: Afrin Now)
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    A video shows the victim who was killed following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin, 16th February 2018. (Source: aletihad press:
  • A video displays moke rising from the scene following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin, 16th February 2018. (Source: Aletihad press)
  • An image shows the aftermath of shelling on Blakqoor, Afrin, 16th February 2018. (Source: Aletihad press)

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
  • (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 (9) [ collapse]