Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS234

Incident date

February 28, 2018

Location

ميركان, Mirkan village, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.537500, 36.713889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that between one and three civilians died and three more were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Mirkan village, Syria.

Multiple sources named Juan Mohammed Omar as killed.

Sources added that three other civilians were wounded. Rumaf named one of these as Fahima Ahmed, 39, who sustained an injury “with shrapnel in the left foot”.

Villages told Afrin, heart of the news, that “six shells fell on the village and its surroundings”.

According to Abdinx1x, one of two civilians wounded was a woman with special needs.

One source, Karam Youssef , said that three civilians died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Juan Mohammed Omar Adult male killed
  • Fahima Ahmed 39 years old female who sustained an injury “with shrapnel in the left foot injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Translation: A state of fear dominates the village of Mirkan in Afrin after the village was targeted by Turkish artillery and a civilian was killed and 2 others were wounded, one of them a woman with special needs.
  • Translation: The martyrdom of the civilian "Joan Mohammed Omar" as a result of the Turkish bombing today on the village of Merkan (Condi Hasa) belonging to the area of Maabtli in Afrin. Three civilians were wounded.
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    Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • The exact moment an alleged Turkish airstrike targeted Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Hawar)
  • Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Hawar)
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    Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish airstrike on Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018. (via Rumaf)
  • Showing the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Mirkan village, Afrin, 28th February 2018.

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 – 3
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]