Turkish state’s massacres in Afrin and its districts
Kurdish Red Crescent Heyva Sor A Kurd has shared with ANF documents of the massacres perpetrated by the Turkish state in the districts of Afrin since the launch of the invasion operation against the canton on January 20.
According to the figures of the Afrin Canton Health Council, during the 52 days since Turkey’s launch of the invasion operation against the canton, 232 civilians have been massacred, among them 35 children and 29 women, while 668 civilians, including 90 children and 100 women, have been wounded.
In the ongoing attacks, the Turkish state has directly targeted civilians in Afrin city centre and the districts of Jindires, Shiye, Rajo, Bilbile, Mebata, Shera and Sherawa, and villages of these districts.
“MANY BODIES HAVE NOT BEEN REACHED YET”
According to Afrin Canton Health Council and Kurdish Red Crescent Heyva Sor A Kurd, 22 children, 28 women and 166 men have lost their lives in Afrin and its districts between January 20 and March 6. Heyva Sor A Kurd Afrin branch states that the number of casualties is even higher as they have not been able to reach and retrieve some bodies yet amid the ongoing attacks.
“90 PERCENT OF MASSACRES WAS PERPETRATED BY WARPLANES”
Heyva Sor A Kurd, which documented every civilian massacred in Afrin and districts between January 20 and March 10, states that over 90 percent of massacres was committed by warplanes and armed unmanned aerial vehicles.
50-DAY BALANCE SHEET OF HEYVA SOR
The balance sheet of casualties recorded by Heyva Sor a Kurd between January 20 and March 10 is as follows;
Children: 5 martyred, 12 wounded
Women: 1 martyred, 8 wounded
Men: 4 martyred, 16 wounded
Total: 10 martyred, 36 wounded
Children: 4 martyred, 18 wounded
Women: 5 martyred, 18 wounded
Men: 17 martyred, 71 wounded
Total: 26 martyred, 107 wounded
Children: 1 martyred, 4 wounded
Women: 3 martyred, 9 wounded
Men: 9 martyred, 32 wounded
Total: 13 martyred, 45 wounded
Children: 1 martyred, 14 wounded
Women: 2 martyred, 17 wounded
Men: 7 martyred, 81 wounded
Total: 10 martyred, 112 wounded
Children: 6 martyred, 2 wounded
Women: 1 martyred, 4 wounded
Men: 5 martyred, 16 wounded
Total: 12 martyred, 22 wounded
Children: - martyred, 7 wounded
Women: - martyred, 5 wounded
Men: 3 martyred, 15 wounded
Total: 3 martyred, 27 wounded
Children: - martyred, 2 wounded
Women: 2 martyred, 3 wounded
Men: 5 martyred, 21 wounded
Total: 7 martyred, 26 wounded
Children: 12 martyred, 18 wounded
Women: 5 martyred, 4 wounded
Men: 4 martyred, 18 wounded
Total: 21 martyred, 40 wounded.
THEY WERE MASSACRED DESPITE THE UN RESOLUTION
According to the data of Afrin Canton Health Council, the Turkish state massacred 20 civilians (3 children, 5 women and 12 men) in Afrin and its districts in 6 days following the 30-day ceasefire resolution approved by the United Nations Security Council, between February 28 and March 6.
Many other civilians have been massacred by the Turkish state and allied gangs since March 6.
Detailed information and documents of the massacres are as follows;