Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS260

Incident date

March 9, 2018

Location

مريمين, Mariamin, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.531667, 36.950833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to local media, at least nine civilians including two or three children and one woman died, and between 10 and 17 or more people were wounded following an alleged Turkish air and artillery bombardment of Mariamin, Syria.

Afrin Qalb Al-Hadath reported more than seventeen wounded and nine martyrs, including three civilian children in the village of Mariamin.

According to Delshar Afrin, two children were killed in the village of Mariamin because of the indiscriminate artillery bombardment of the village. Civilians and civilians have not evacuated the village of Mariamin are still in their homes.

According to SDF Press, Turkey targeted civilians in the village with indiscriminate shelling from heavy weapons and airstrikes. It added that the bakery had been destroyed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at five including two children and a woman.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 9
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–17
  • 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
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage shows a group of civilians including children, were using a shelter in Maryamayn village. At least ten civilians were injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling (source: Humammed Hac Mustafa, a freelancer associated with Anadolu Agency)
  • A group of civilians including children, were using a shelter in Maryamayn village when alleged Turkish shelling on 9th March 2018. (via, Humammed Hac Mustafa, a freelancer associated with Anadolu Agency)
  • A group of civilians including children, were using a shelter in Maryamayn village when alleged Turkish shelling on 9th March 2018. (via, Humammed Hac Mustafa, a freelancer associated with Anadolu Agency)
  • A group of civilians including children, were using a shelter in Maryamayn village when alleged Turkish shelling on 9th March 2018. (via, Humammed Hac Mustafa, a freelancer associated with Anadolu Agency)

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 – 9
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–17
  • 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]