Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS009

Incident date

January 24, 2018

Location

كللس, Çalık Cami, Kilis, Hattai, Turkey

Geolocation

36.717588, 37.118414 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians were killed and up to 13 more wounded including children in two alleged rocket attacks by the YPG which struck a mosque and a civilian home in Kilis in Hattai, Turkey, according to local media.

Hurriyet reported that a rocket hit the historic Çalık Mosque on Cumhuriyet Street in Kilis at 18:15pm local time. The source said: “The rocket hit the Calik Mosque’s dome and exploded with noise. The glass has been severely damaged. Following the call for prayer, which started at 17.56, eight people from the congregation were injured while they were leaving the mosque.”

Two civilians were reportedly killed in this attack: “Tarık Tabak, a Syrian injured by a rocket, and treated in hospital but not saved… and Muzaffer Aydemir, killed by “the rocket that hit the glass dome”. The article went on to say that 25 minutes later there was a second attack: “At 18.40, a rocket landed at Kazim Karabekir Mahallesi, at a distance of 100 meters from the historic mosque. In this attack, four children were affected by the smoke. Five people were taken to the hospital.”

The second rocket reportedly “hit the roof of the house belonging to Yahya Saleh, pierced the wall and entered another house on the side. The family who lived in the room where the rocket had fallen was saved…The landlord, Yahya Saleh, noted that the family had gone to the other room for dinner and that the rocket had fallen during the meal. Saleh said that the rocket had fallen into the wall after the roof.”

The article contained links to two videos. In the first, the governor of Hatay says that there are “many martyrs and wounded, some in a serious condition.” The second video shows an ambulance and the rescue operation.

@tgrthabertv reported that three people died and that 15 more were were wounded, while @anadoluajansi put the death toll at two.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–15
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged YPG rocket attack on a mosque in Kilis, Hatay (via Hürriyet)
  • The aftermath of an alleged YPG rocket attack on a mosque in Kilis, Hatay (via Hürriyet)
  • An image of the aftermath of the attack
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Hürriyet)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Sozcu)
  • More images of the event
  • More images of the incident
  • More images of the incident
  • Another image of the aftermath (via The news of the battle for Afrin facebook)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via The news of the battle for Afrin facebook)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via a hbr)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–15
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]