Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS010

Incident date

January 27, 2018

Location

الريحانية, Al Rihaniya, Hattai, Turkey

Geolocation

36.268535, 36.567411 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to five civlians were wounded in an alleged rocket attack by YPG forces in Al Rihaniya, according to local media.

A child was reported harmed “by a shell fired by PYD terrorists from the Syrian town of Afrin on the border town of Rihaniyah,” according to The News of Syrians in Turkey.

The site – which published a photo reportedly from the aftermath – did not say whether the childs was killed or injured.

However, other sources said that the child was just “slightly injured”.

According to the source Sozcu, “a rocket bullet fired by PKK / YPG terrorists from the Syria hit a house behind the Çarşı Mosque in Cumhuriyet Mahallesi in Hatay’s Reyhanlı District. The rocket did not burst. One child and four other civilians were slightly injured.”

CNN also said five were injured, reporting that the rocket hit “the first floor of a three-storey apartment building.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Picture from the aftermath
  • More pictures from the incident
  • Aftermath of the attack (via CNN)
  • Another image from the incident

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
    1–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]