Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS013

Incident date

January 31, 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 four civilians died in an alleged YPG rocket shelling of Al Rihaniya in Turkey, according to local media.

Afrin Battle News [pro FSA and Olive Branch] reported the death of four civilians and wounding of seven more. It named the 17-year-old girl Fatma Avlar as a victim.

The victim was named by multiple other sources, which said she died from injuries sustained in a rocket attack by the YPG. Reports said she was asleep when the attack occurred.

According to Onedio, a rocket “hit the garden wall of a three-story house in Gültepe Mahallesi. Soon after, the rocket fell to another house in the same neighborhood.”

The source Haber turk reported that as many as five rockets were thrown.

The News of Syrians in Turkey also reported the death of a girl and wounding of an unspecified number of other civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fatma Avlar 17 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • A picture from Fatma's funeral
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Ntv)
  • Another image of the aftermath (via Ntv)
  • Another image of the funeral (via Ntv)
  • Another image of the funeral (via Onedio)
  • Another image of the funeral (via Onedio)
  • Another image of the funeral (via Onedio)
  • Another image of the aftermath of the incident (via Onedio)
  • Another image of the aftermath of the incident (via Onedio)
  • A Turkish politician visiting a civilian allegedly injured in the attack

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (15) [ collapse]