Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS015

Incident date

February 2, 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 three civilians including a child died and up to 16 other civilians were wounded in an alleged YPG shelling of the Bayer neighbourhood in Al Rihaniya, local media said.

Multiple sources reported that one civilian was killed and two more wounded in rocket attacks. According to Jisr TV, “Six people were injured by rocket-propelled grenades fired at the Rihani area in the Turkish state of Hatta.

Anatolia reported that the shells fell in the Bayer neighborhood and another near a popular market in the Ada Budjak district, which resulted in the injury of civilians. They were taken to the city’s hospitals.”

Other sources put the number wounded at 16 and named two victims as killed.

Afrin Battle News reported that “two Turks were killed, including a child, as a result of the artillery shelling that hit the Turkish city of Rihaniya”.

@azonceoldu said that two children were injured

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmet Şanverdi Adult male killed
  • Rıfat Sinirli Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–16
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Victim of the alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Afrin battle news)
  • Chaotic aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via @azonceoldu)
  • A crater due to alleged APG shelling in the aftermath of the raid on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Turkey now)
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    The aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Afrin battle news)
  • The aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Afrin battle news)
  • The aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Afrin battle news)
  • Victims of the alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Afrin battle news)
  • The aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Haberturk)
  • The aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Anadoul agency)
  • The aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Anadoul agency)
  • A funeral in the aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via Anadoul agency)
  • Chaotic aftermath of alleged APG shelling on Al Rihaniya, 2nd February 2018. (via @bahardemir123)

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
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–16
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]