Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS217

Incident date

February 20, 2018

Location

حي الأشرفيه, Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, 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

Six civilians including four children from the same family were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Afrin city’s Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, local media reported.

According to SDF Press, the Turkish invasion army used heavy weapons to target civilian neighbourhoods in Afrin at night and focused on the bombing of Ashrafieh.

Multiple sources have identified six named the victims.

Hewar news reported that six civilians were injured and seven cars were burned by the Turkish bombing.

Mutlu Civiroglu published a video showing burning cars following reported artillery attacks. The report added that sources said jets are flying over the skies.

Hawar news provided some more detail, explaining that the Turkish occupation army shelled late last night the centre of Afrin district, injuring six members of one family, and burning seven cars. This happened at about 1 am after midnight, with artillery shells landing in populated areas.

The father of the injured children spoke to Dilsoz dildar: “I have four kids, we were at home, we switched the lights out and went to bed. A plane fired at our house and the ceiling fell on top of us while we were asleep. God, the neighbours and the young men came and pulled us out from under the roof. I have two rooms in my house they both collapsed, we came out injured and broken. This is a local neighbourhood there are no military no brigades no weapons.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (19) [ collapse]

  • An image shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling on Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: Afrin the heart of the event)
  • An image shows a man at the hospital, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: dilsoz dildar‏ )
  • An image shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: Afrin the heart of the event)
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    An image shows a child with his Mother, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: Afrin the heart of the event)
  • A list from the hospital indicates the civilians names, who were injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source @osman_sarot)
  • An image shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling on Afrin 20th February 2018. (‏Source: @bnt3frin)
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    A picture of a child, treating at the hospital following an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source 7al)
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    A video shows a child at the huspital getting a treatment fowling an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (source @osman_sarot)
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    An image shows a child, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (source @osman_sarot)
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    An image shows a man, injured followed alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (source @osman_sarot)
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    A picture shows a child, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (source @osman_sarot)
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    Several videos, show the moment of the shelling by alleged Turkish on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (source: Mutlu Civiroglu)
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    Footage shows several children and a man at the hospital injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: Hewar news)
  • An image shows the civilian car that was targeted by an alleged Turkish shelling in Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: ANHA)
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    An image shows a child, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: ANHA)
  • A picture shows a man, injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: ANHA)
  • An image shows the civilian car that was targeted by an alleged Turkish shelling in Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: ANHA)
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    An image shows a child, injured following alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin 20th February 2018. (Source: ANHA)
  • Footage shows several cars burned following alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 20th February 2018. (Source: 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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]