Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS244

Incident date

March 5, 2018

Location

قارة تابه, Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.554722, 36.895000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and up to 22 more were wounded, including women and children, in alleged Turkish artillery and/or airstrike shelling of Qarah village, Syria, according to local sources.

Hawar News reported: “A citizen woman was killed and an elderly man was seriously injured by the Turkish occupation army shelling on the village of Qara Tabah, belonging to the Afrin region. According to the information reported by our correspondent, the Turkish occupation bombed the village of Qara Tbeh of the Afrin region late at night after midnight, resulting in the death of 50-year-old citizen Ramziya Abdulrahman and the injury Nabi Safar Sheikho, 60, which led to the amputation of his right hand. Both citizens were transferred to one of the hospitals in the city of Afrin.”

Sources said that Nabi Safar Sheikho was Ramziya Abdulrahman’s husband.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “artillery, missiles and airstrikes killed at least one citizen and wounded dozens of citizens, including civilians and children, Some of the wounded were seriously injured”.

Adapress said that up to 22 civilians were wounded including seven children “as a result of Turkish bombardment of the village of Qara Tabah and the village of Barbana in Rajo”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ramziya Abdulrahman 50 years old female killed
  • Nabi Safar Sheikho 60 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–22
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Jwanmoustafa5)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Jwanmoustafa5)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Jwanmoustafa5)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Jwanmoustafa5)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Arin Chikhmous)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Qarah Tabah village, Shara district, Afrin, 5th March 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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–22
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]