Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS215

Incident date

February 19, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city, 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

A number of civilians were killed and injured in alleged Turkish shelling of Afrin, Syria, local media reported – though specific casualty numbers were not given.

Afrin Anha reported the shelling of the town of Afrin, targeting the neighbourhood of Mahmoudiyah – and the road of Jenderis – and the vicinity of the village of Kafr Chile.

There were dozens of missiles, and there is preliminary news about martyrs and wounded in the ranks of civilians.

According to Alwatan, the continuous shelling of the Mahmudiyah neighbourhood in Afrin and the Jenderes area to the west resulted in the deaths and injuries of civilians, including children, who were taken to Afrin Hospital for treatment.

Other sources also reported Turkish bombing of the area, resulting in civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

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
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]