Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS245

Incident date

March 5, 2018

Location

بربان, Civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.633611, 36.713611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including an elderly woman died and 24 others including children and women were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of a bus in the village of Barbaneh, Syria.

Sources said that victims were wounded by artillery shrapnel and transferred to Afrin hospital.

Reports said that three victims later died. They were named as Amina Mohammed Mustafa (an 80-year-old woman), Abdel Rahman Khalil, 43-years-old, and Nouri Juma.

According to The War Media of the SDF, “On the morning of 5 March 2018, Turkish aircraft targeted an internal transport vehicle on the road leading to the Rajo area (the village of Barbaneh), injuring 22 civilians, including four children and more than 15 women.”

Afrin Media Center reported that “Three sisters Alia 12, Nerouz 35, and Nazifa Mustafa 19 years old were injured on March 2 after a bus carrying their family was bombed by #Olive_Branch forces, killing their elderly grandmother and another girl and injuring 18 others”.

Rumaf added some more details on the injuries of the sisters. It said: “As a result of the injury, the three sisters lost the ability to see relatively well, especially 12-year-old Alia Mustafa, who lost her right eye and Nerouz, who has a broken lens in the eye. Nazifa has deformity in retinas”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Neroz Hassan Mustafa 35 years old female injured
  • Nazifa Mustafa 19 years old female injured
  • Alia Mustafa 12 years old female injured
  • Amina Mohammed Mustafa 80 years old female killed
  • Abdel Rahman Khalil 43 years old male killed
  • Nouri Juma Adult male killed
  • Duniya Ahmad Bakr 17 years old female injured
  • Sheikho Abdelkader 12 years old injured
  • Juma’a Hussein Abdelkader 7 years old injured
  • Mohammed Hussein Abdulqadir 2 years old male injured
  • Fawzia Mohammed 35 years old female injured
  • Vidan Bakr 17 years old injured
  • Mohammed Hussein Abdo 52 years old male injured
  • Amina Aslan Mustafa years old female injured
  • Nazima Hassan 20 years old female injured
  • Joumana Ahmed Mousa 8 years old female injured
  • Ahmed Hussein 47 years old male injured
  • Hdiya Ali Omar 49 years old female injured
  • Elham Manan Khalil 50 years old female injured
  • Shayar Abdelkader Age unknown in the intensive care unit injured
  • Dajla Ahmed Bakr 26 years old injured
  • Fatima Aslan Mustafa 42 years old female injured
  • Samira Omar Sheikh 55 years old female injured
  • Amina Mohammed Mustafa 75 years old female injured
  • Aslan Hussein Sharif Age unknown injured
  • Nabi Safar Shaykhu Age unknown injured
  • Saltana Ma’amo Ma’amo 42 years old injured
  • Ali Hassan Mostapha 12 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
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    Graphic footage showing civilians who were killed and wounded in the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A civilian killed by alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A civilian killed by alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Hawar)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via ANF)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via The war Media of the SDF)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via The war Media of the SDF)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via The war Media of the SDF)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via The war Media of the SDF)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via The war Media of the SDF)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via The war Media of the SDF)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Rumaf)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdish red crescent)
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    Hussein Abdel Qader, wounded in the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Rojava)
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    Amina Mustafa, killed in the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Arin CHikhmous)
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    Amina Mustafa, killed in the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Arin CHikhmous)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via ANHA)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • List of wounded. (via Rumaf)
  • List of wounded. (via Rumaf)
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    Abdel Rahman Khalil, killed in the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Arin Chikhmous)
  • Abdel Rahman Khalil, killed in the alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Arin Chikhmous)
  • Three sisters Alia 12, Nerouz 35, and Nazifa Mustafa 19 years old months after their injuries as a result of alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin media centre)
  • Three sisters Alia 12, Nerouz 35, and Nazifa Mustafa 19 years old months after their injuries as a result of alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin media centre)
  • Three sisters Alia 12, Nerouz 35, and Nazifa Mustafa 19 years old months after their injuries as a result of alleged Turkish airstrikes on a civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Afrin media centre)

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
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]