Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS216

Incident date

February 20, 2018

Location

قرية سيويا, Siwiyah village, Mobata district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.562634, 36.74562 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

One civilian, reportedly with special needs, was killed in an alleged Turkish shelling of Siwiyah village, local media reported.

According to Hawar news, a civilian with special needs from the village of Siwa, in the area of Mobata, was killed by the shelling of the village by the Turkish occupation army with artillery shells.

Thirty-three-year-old was transferred to Afrin Hospital in Afrin but died seriously after being shot at his house in the village of Siouya.

The victim was also named by all sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    A picture of the victim (Ashraf Haidar) who killed following an alleged Turkish shelling on Siwiyah village, Mobata district, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Sources: Turkey Untold)
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    A video shows the victim who was killed following an alleged Turkish shelling. The footage also caputres an image of the alleged Turkish drone. 20th February 2018. (Source: Hewar news)
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    Another video shows the victim, killed following an alleged Turkish shelling on Siwiyah village, Mobata district, Afrin, 20th February 2018. (Source: Ahmad Hasan)

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
  • (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 (9) [ collapse]