Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS225

Incident date

February 24, 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

One child was killed and seven others were wounded in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, according to sources on the ground.

Hawar News reported “Ibrahim Rashid Rasho, a 4-year-old child, was killed as a result of the shelling. His brother Hussein Rasheed Rasho, aged 5, was also hit. Six others were wounded – they are named below.

IC resistance Afron provided detail on the attack, with testimony from the mother of the dead child: “The mother of the martyred child said that her husband and two children were shepherding the sheep, and she was cleaning the place where they were temporarily staying. She heard the sounds of jets in sky of the village, but she didn’t care as she said the Turkish jets were in the sky of Afrin all the time, However, this time the place where she was began to shake when the jet bombed a place near her. She then went out and saw her two children and husband covered with blood and unconscious. She and some villagers took her two children to the hospital in the center of Afrin city, and her husband stayed at the location of the strike until they could rescue him.”

The source said that Ibrahim Rashid Rasho later “died after direct injury in his jaw and a fragment on his chest”.

The Rasho family had reportedly fled their village of Cholakha due to Turkish artillery strikes and were seeking refuge in Kotana.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ibrahim Rashid Rasho 4 years old male killed
  • Hussein Rasheed Rasho 5 years old male injured
  • Mohammad Sido Age unknown injured
  • Faik Jaafar Age unknown injured
  • Durachta Mohammed Age unknown injured
  • Rashid Mohammed Rasho 70 years old injured
  • Rashid Mohammed Hussein 15 years old injured
  • Mohamed Nour al-Din Shaaban 17 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Rashid Rashid, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 24th February 2018. (via IC Afrin resistance)
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    Rashid Rashid, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 24th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    Rashid Rashid, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 24th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Rashid Rashid, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 24th February 2018. It is unclear to Airwars who the victim on the left is. (via Sot Kurdistan)
  • Hussein Rasheed Rasho 9 years old, injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 24th February 2018. (via Afrin1993)
  • Hussein Rasheed Rasho 9 years old, injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Kotana, Afrin, 24th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]