Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS007

Incident date

January 22, 2018

Location

قيريقهان, Qeireikhan, Hattai, Turkey

Geolocation

36.497278, 36.358944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Multiple local sources named 30-year-old electrician Shahin Elitash as killed when the YPG allegedly fired a rocket or mortar into Qeireikhan in southern Turkey – the second reported incident in the town that day.

The victim, a father of two, was reportedly an employee of electricity company TEDAS and died while he was repairing power lines. As Al Jazeera explained, “A katyusha rocket was fired on the camp which killed 2 FSA members and injured 12 others. Near that same location two more katyusha rockets fell killing an electrician who was setting up an electrical generator for a camp of Syrian IDPs and for the families of FSA members. There the electrician was killed and 3 members of the FSA were killed who were visiting their families in the camp.”

At least one other civilian was wounded in the attack.

@oznurcalik and @bskhtyvllgi published images showing Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Recep Akdag, meeting both the family of Shahin Elitash and an injured civilian in hospital.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Shahin Elitash 30 years old male Shahin was an electrician working for TEDAŞ killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • 30 year old, Shahin Elitash, was killed in an airstrike on Qeireikhan. January 22, 2018. (Via: @cirkinoglu)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]