Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS250

Incident date

March 6, 2018

Location

الاشرفية, Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.511389, 36.864167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two female children were wounded in an alleged Turkish artillery shelling of Afrin city’s al Ashrafiyeh neighbourhood, local media reported.

According to ANHA, “the shells fell in the Ashrafieh neighbourhood of Afrin city, injuring two children, Hanan Nazal 10, Amal Hassan,14. The two children were taken to Afrin Hospital for treatment. Medical staff said that the girls’ health is stable.”

The victims were also named by other local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hanan Nazal 10 years old female injured
  • Amal Hassan 14 years old female injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Kurdhr)
  • The exact moment an alleged Turkish airstrike targeted Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Abd allatif ahmad)
  • Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Child injured in alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • The aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • The aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Footage showing the aftermath of alleged Turkish shelling on Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Claudia)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Al Ashrafiya neighbourhood, Afrin (الاشرفية), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.511389, 36.864167. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]