Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
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Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

YS062

Incident date

October 21, 2019

Location

بادية السوسة, Al Sousa countryside, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two male civilians were reportedly shot by YPG forces in the countryside of al-Sousa.

Euphrates Post reported: “The bodies of the two young men were found n the village of al-Jarzi this morning: Meshaan al-Hamoud Al Ghadab was born in 1992 and his brother-in-law Musleh Khabur al-Saleh was born in 1983 The youths were civilians and do not belong to any military or political party.”

According to the Shaam News Network, “Two young men from al-Jarthi village were found shot dead in the countryside of al-Sousa in the eastern countryside. They were arrested by a SDF checkpoint in al-Bahra town about 10 days ago. They are not affiliated with any military or political party.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS061

Incident date

October 20, 2019

Location

باب الخير شمال راس العين , Bab Al kheer, northen Ras Al Ain, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed by YPG forces in Bab Al kheer, northen Ras Al Ain.

Suriye.u.a.d  reported: “The gangs of #PYD_YPG_PKK assassinate the civilian Ismail Mohammed Mulla Matar on charges of dealing with the Syrian National Army in the village of Bab al-Khair east # Ras_alain”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS060

Incident date

October 20, 2019

Location

راس العين, Ras al Ain, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilian men from the same family were reportedly shot in the street by YPG forces “after the National Army advanced in Ras al-Ain”, local media said.

According to Mohamad.alothman.1291, the victims were found in a street and handcuffed. “They were shot several times in the head, days after their arrest, by #PYD militia on charges of sleeping cells for the national army.

“The bodies are still being thrown in the street. No one was able to withdraw from the national army because of the sniping operations. The #PYD militia sniped anyone trying to approach them”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Muhammad Ali al-Sukhni, Ismail Ali Al-Khalaf al-Sukhni, and Abdullah al-Khalaf al-Sukhni, reportedly shot in Ras al Ain by YPG forces on oct 20th (via Raqqa.rwb)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS059

Incident date

October 20, 2019

Location

Uludere, Şırnak, Turkey

Airwars assessment

Between four and six civilians were wounded in an alleged YPG attack in Uludere, Şırnak, Turkey, according to local media.

aa.com reported: “Four villagers were injured in Turkey’s southeastern province of şırnak, on Sunday, when they were targeted by terrorists of the separatist organization PKK. According to information obtained by Anadoulu, the four villagers were on their way to collect firewood in the village of Ortasu, in the district of Uludre, when they were attacked.The injured were taken to şırnak Government Hospital by helicopter and undergoing treatment”.

Yeni safak named six wounded civilians from two families, also blaming YPG forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Ömer Benek male injured
  • Ethem Benek, son of Ömer Benek male injured
  • Mehmet Benek male injured
  • Yakup Benek male

Family members (2)

  • Ramazan Babat male injured
  • Mahmut Babat male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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]

  • A wounded civilian receives treatment following an alleged YPG attack in Uludere, Şırnak, Turkey, Oct 20th (via Yeni Safak)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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]

Incident Code

YS058

Incident date

October 20, 2019

Location

راس العين, Ras Al Ayn, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources in Ras Al Ayn, Syria, on October 20th, 2019, the SDF executed seven civilians in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah on charges of collaborating with Operation Spring  forces. The victims included three men from the same family.

Local sources identified three of the victims as Muhamad Ali Al Khalaf, Ismail Ali Al Khalaf and Abdallah Al Khalaf. It was also reported that the three civilians were kidnapped for two days before being executed with shots into the heads and that their bodies were thrown in the street.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Three civilians from the same family were reported executed by SDF in Ras Al Ayn on October 20th, 2019 (via Raqqa RWB)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS057a

Incident date

October 19, 2019

Location

قرية العامريه جنوب راس العين , Al-Amrya Village south Ras Al-Ain, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a young man, Abdullah Awaid, was “found dead a week after he was arrested by #PYD_PKK militia near the village of Ameriya south of Ras Al-Ain”.

Sources said he was arrested by “gangs of PYD_YPG_PKK”.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS054

Incident date

October 16, 2019

Location

تل علي, Tel Ali, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians were reported injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack on Tel Ali village near Al Ghandoura town in Aleppo, on October 16th 2019, according to local media sources.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image showing civilians injured in an alleged YPG artillery strike on Tal Ali in Aleppo on October 16th 2019. (Via SCD)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS053

Incident date

October 16, 2019

Location

الرافع, Al Rafi’, Ar Raqq, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians including a child were reported killed and many others injured in an alleged YPG artillery strike on Al Rafi’ village near Ain Issa city in Raqqa, on October 16th 2019, according to local media sources.

Balaid said that “four civilians were killed and eight others were wounded” – and blamed “the SDF”.

However, Zaman Al Wasl said that this was “a joint bombing by the SDF and the regime”.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]