Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS223

Incident date

February 23, 2018

Location

كوتانة، عفرين, Kotana, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.463611, 38.481944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two to four civilian boys were wounded in an alleged Turkish artillery shelling of Kotana, Syria, local media said.

According to the source IC Afrin Resistance, “the Turkish army shelled the village Kotana / Bilbile district. Two boys have been injured. Both were brought to a health center in Meydanke district.”

The boys – Ali Muhammad Hassan (16 years old) and Rashid Mustafa Rasho (15 years old) – were also named by a number of other sources.

However, these boys were also named as injured in event TS224 at Qastal Jando, Afrin

Afrin Now also reported “civilian casualties as a result of the Turkish bombardment of the village of Kutana in the area of Bulbul in the countryside of Afrin.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Elî Hesen Age unknown injured
  • Reşîd Age unknown injured
  • Ali Muhammad Hassan 16 years old male injured
  • Rashid Mustafa Rasho 15 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • An injured civilian gets treated in a medical facility following an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 23rd February 2018. (via Kurdhr)
  • An injured civilian gets treated in a medical facility following an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 23rd February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    An injured civilian gets treated in a medical facility following an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 23rd February 2018. (via Kurdhr)
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    An injured civilian gets treated in a medical facility following an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 23rd February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    An injured civilian gets treated in a medical facility following an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 23rd February 2018. (via Hawar)

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
    2–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]