Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS275

Incident date

March 15, 2018

Location

عفرين, Afrin city centre, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians including children and women died, and five more were wounded in an alleged Turkish bombing of Afrin city centre, according to sources on the ground in Syria.

ANF reported: “According to local sources, another civilian was killed and five were wounded in Turkish bombing on Thursday.  Five injured were identified.”

Hawar also named the above victims and injured and added that one civilian was killed.

But in a later report, it put the death toll at three children and two women.

The Smart news agency reported at least eight killed in the Ashrafieh neighbourhood.

One source tweeted an image of a boy who alleged drowned running away from the sound of the planes. The tweet translated as “Today – one of the victims in Afrin, What is this child guilty of?, Afraid he didn’t know what to do when the plane flew over our village, Afraid he didn’t know where to go so he went running to the water well and drowned, What is he guilty of?, What are the kids guilty of that they deserve to be scared?”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Serdar Mustefa 25 years old injured
  • Melek Mustefa 3 years old injured
  • Luqman Bekir 46 years old injured
  • Nûrî Ehmed 40 years old injured
  • Endnan Seqî 17 years old injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (0–3 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    A boy who allegedly drowned running away from the sound of the warplanes. (via Bint Afrin)
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    A picture shows a man killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on the city center of Afrin (source: IC Afrin )
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    An image shows a woman killed followed an alleged Turkish shelling on the city center of Afrin (source: IC Afrin )
  • A picture reveals some damages caused by the alleged Turkish shelling on the city of Afrin (source: ANF)
  • A picture shows smoke rising from the scene of a reported Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANF)
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    A picture shows a woman standing next to several dead bodies, likely at the medical centre of Afrin. The event comes after an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (Source: ANF)
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    A picture shows a man, injured followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    A picture shows a little girl, injured on her hand followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: Massoud Mohammad)
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    A picture shows a little girl, detained at the medical centre due to her wound followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANHA)
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    A picture shows a little girl, being treated followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANHA)
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    An image shows a little girl, detained at the medical centre due to her wound followed an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin (source: ANHA)
  • A picture from inside the hospital shows the medical team aiding several injured following an alleged Turkish shelling on Afrin city centre (Source: ANF)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Turkish airstrike on Afrin, 15th March 2018. (via ANHA)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (0–3 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]