Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS002

Incident date

January 20, 2018

Location

كللس, Kilss, Hattai, Turkey

Geolocation

36.718611, 37.129444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One or more civilians were wounded in an alleged shelling by Kurdish forces on the town of Kilis on the Turkish border, according to local media.

The caption for a video published by Afrin Free said that footage “shows the effects of the destruction left by our heroic forces on the city of Kalis in Turkey. We tell the Ottomans that this is the fate of all those who attack Afrin.”

Anadolu Ajansı reported that “the rockets, which were fired from Syria for a few minutes around 01.40 hours in the Ekrem Çetin Quarter, hit two houses and a work place. In the Ahmet Rasim Neighborhood a rocket fell in an empty space. A person who was hit by glass fragments in his face was slightly injured. Small fires broke out in the buildings where the rockets fell but were extinguished”.

The Smart News Agency added that “a branch of the 101 shopping mall in the neighborhood was also damaged”.

Sources published images showing damage to buildings in the neighbourhoods.

The incident occured at approximately 1:40 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • A fire breaks out following an alleged shelling of Kilss by the by the YPG, January 21st (via Qasioun)
  • 'The PKK people threw 3 rockets into a neighborhood in Kilis city center from Afrin. No loss of life. Two houses damaged a workplace' (via Eha Medya)
  • 'KİLİS’E ROKET ATILDI #kilis #afrin kilis'
  • Image via Daily Sabah
  • Via Qasioun News
  • Via Qasioun News
  • Via Qasioun News
  • Via Qasioun News
  • Via Qasioun News
  • Via Qasioun News
  • Via Qasioun News
  • The damage caused by airstrike on Kliss. (Via: Daleel Alsoreen)
  • The damage caused by airstrike on Kliss. (Via: Daleel Alsoreen)
  • The damage caused by airstrike on Kliss. (Via: Daleel Alsoreen)

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]