Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS248

Incident date

March 5, 2018

Location

فريرة, Village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.400000, 36.770556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and 15 civilians including a three-month-old baby died and up to 10 others were wounded in an alleged Turkish airstrike on the village of Freriye in Jindires, Syria, according to sources on the ground.

ANHA reported: “The Turkish occupation air force bombed the village of Freriye in Jindires, where a three-month baby and a young man martyred, in addition, eight civilians were wounded. Having reached Afrin hospital, our correspondents got the names of the martyrs and the wounded, the martyrs are two civilians; a three-month baby named Diana Gazi al-Saleh, and Mahmod Muhamad Nour al-Alo, aged 20.” These two fatalities were also named by other sources.

IC Afrin Resistance also put the death toll at two, with 10 more wounded.

However, according to SDF War Media on Facebook, four civilians died, including a baby.

However, Anatolian News Agency (AA) released footage recorded by an armed drone, that showed an explosion near a vehicle in Fireriye village in Jindires. AA claimed that the attack was carried out by YPG. ANF said: “The vehicle was carrying an Arab family who was trying to escape from the bombardment. Diyana Gazi El Saleh (3-month-old baby) and Mahmud Elo (25) were killed and Ebdulah Tirkî Dawud, Xetuce Mistefa Mistefa, Suphi Gazi El Saleh, Seyyah Cemal El Saleh and Atur El Saleh Hesen were wounded in the attack”.

“The survivors said that their vehicle was targeted by an airstrike. The family was actually trying to reach behind the Turkish lines to meet with their relatives who are among the FSA gangs.

The footage which was released by Anatolian News Agency shows two persons planting a roadside explosive device in an unidentified location. Those persons start to run after planting the device and they were hit by an airstrike afterwards.

Later the truck which carried the civilians was struck by an airstrike. At first, it doesn’t take a direct hit so the civilians jump out of the vehicle and start to run away. But they were targeted in a second airstrike.

The Turkish media claimed that the attack was carried out by YPG with a roadside explosive device but the footage shows otherwise.”

One source, ROK Online, put the death toll as high as 15.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Diana Gazi al-Saleh 3 months years old female killed
  • Mahmod Muhamad Nour al-Alo 20 years old male unclear whether he died i Jindires, Afrin or Village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin killed
  • Anwar al Saleh 15 years old injured
  • Mohammad Subhi al Saleh 3 years old male injured
  • Fouad Ghazi al Saleh 25 years old injured
  • Sabah Jamal al Saleh 25 years old injured
  • Khadija mustapha 30 years old injured
  • Abdallah Zaki Dawood 18 years old male injured
  • Diana Ghazi al Saleh 3 months years old injured
  • Subhi Ghazi al Saleh 30 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 15
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–11
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
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    News footage reporting on the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike which targeted Village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Ronahi)
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    A child grieves over a civilian casualty in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via ANF)
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    A wounded child in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Kurdhr)
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    Diyana El Saleh, 3 months old, killed in alleged Turkish airstrike on the village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via IC Afrin resistance)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via IC Afrin resistance)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via IC Afrin resistance)
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    A wounded child in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via IC Afrin resistance)
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    Wounded and killed civilians in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike which targeted Village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Rojava)
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    Diyana El Saleh, 3 months old, killed in alleged Turkish airstrike on the village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Rojava)
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    Diyana El Saleh, 3 months old, killed in alleged Turkish airstrike on the village of Freriye, Jindires, Afrin, 5th March 2018. (via Rojava)
  • List of wounded. (via Rumaf)
  • List of wounded. (via Rumaf)
  • Footage showing the targeting of a vehicle by alleged Turkish aircraft on 5 March 2018. (via ANF)

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 – 15
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–11
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]