Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS232

Incident date

February 27, 2018

Location

يلنقوز, Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.391667, 36.693056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Two named civilians died in an alleged Turkish shelling of Yilanguz village, Syria, local media reported.

According to Rumaf, “The Turkish bombardment targeted the village of Jilanguz in the district of Jendiris with artillery, which led to the death of the citizen.

The source published very graphic images of the victim.

The victim was also named by Afrin Now.

A second victim was named by ANHA, with the source reporting that “dozens of artillery shells fell” on Yilanguz.

According to SDF Press, “the army of the Turkish invasion and the terrorist factions targeted the center of the town of Jindires and the village of Yilanguz with heavy weapons. The initial result is the death of two civilian martyrs and wounding of three more”.

SDF Press also put the death toll at two with three more wounded.

However, according to KDP, five civilians died, including children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Mankawi 21 years old male killed
  • Muhammad Walid Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Mahmud Mankawi, 21, killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, 27th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A civilian killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, 27th February 2018. (via SDF)
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    A civilian killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, 27th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    A civilian killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, 27th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    A civilian killed in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, 27th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
  • Footage reporting on an alleged Turkish airstrike on Yilanguz village, Jindires, Afrin, 27th February 2018. (via Anha )

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 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]