Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS253

Incident date

March 6, 2018

Location

كورتكة, Kortka village, Shara district, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.580103, 36.886860 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died in an alleged Turkish shelling of Kortka village, according to local media.

Rok Online reported: “Our correspondent said that the Turkish artillery bombardment of the village of Kortaka in the Shara district, east of the province, led to the death of one person, amid continuing clashes in the vicinity of Shara between the protection units of the people and the Turkish forces and its Islamic militias.” Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights referred to “a number of martyrs”, reportedly counting both Kurds, Arabs and Armenians.

ANHA reported that Kortka was targeted by “artillery shelling”, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that civilians were killed by “Turkish air, artillery and missile attacks”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Farouk Jalloussi 52 years old male killed
  • Rifa’at Jalloussi 57 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    Rifaat Jalousi, killed in alleged Turkish shelling on Kortka village, Shara district, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
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    Rifaat Jalousi, killed in alleged Turkish shelling on Kortka village, Shara district, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)
  • Ahmed Farouk Jalloussi, killed in alleged Turkish shelling on Kortka village, Shara district, Afrin, 6th March 2018. (via Afrin Now)

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
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]