Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS255

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

قرية مسكة فوقاني, Miska Jorin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.452222, 36.694722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least four or five civilians died in an alleged Turkish shelling of Miska Jorin village, according to sources on the ground in Syria.

Afrin Now reported the death of four civilians, three of whom were still under the rubble. Other sources also put the death toll at four.

ANHA was among several sources publishing a video of the aftermath of the attack. It reported: “As a result of the bombing of the village of Miska Fokani in Jandrissa area, 4 civilians were killed. The Kurdish Red Crescent teams recovered the body of one martyr while the bodies of 3 civilians were still under the rubble and cannot be reached due to the continued intensive shelling of the area.”

ANHA added that Turkey had launched attacks on Jindires with heavy weapons, as well as a bombardment by military and helicopter gunships.

According to Mutlu Civiroglu, five civilians were reported killed after their home collapsed over them. The body of one victim under rubble is visible in the video.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the alleged shelling by Turkish army on Miskah village of Jindires in Afrin on 7 March, 2018 (via Bnt3frin)
  • A tweet contains video that reveals the aftermath of the shelling by Turkish army on Miskah village of Jindires in Afrin on 7 March, 2018 (via Mutlu Civiroglu)
  • Footage shows the moment of shelling allegedly carried out by Turkish forces Jindires in Afrin on 7 March, 2018(via Hawar News)

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
    4 – 5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]