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

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

The victims were named as:

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

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Civilian bus at Barbaneh village, Rajo, Afrin (بربان), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.633611, 36.713611. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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 Military

Sources (22) [ collapse]

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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 Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military 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 Military

Sources (22) [ collapse]