Turkish Military in Iraq & Syria

An internally displaced Kurdish family in northern Iraq, 2016 (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
Turkish military
Country
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

TS398

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

الملالي, Al Malali, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.089167, 38.706389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were reported killed and between three and 22 others including a child injured in alleged Turkish forces mortar, gunfire and drone strikes on Al Malali village in Ayn Issa – Syria on November 23rd 2019, according to local sources.

ANF said that three civilians were injured when a Free Burma Rangers health team has been attacked by Turkey.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–22
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Via ANF

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Malali (الملالي), in the vicinity of Ayn Issa (عين عيسى), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.089167, 38.706389. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–22
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]