Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS322

Incident date

October 12, 2019

Location

Rojava/Xerbî, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

37.053978, 41.212549 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that an unspecified number of civilians were wounded in alleged Turkish shelling of the Xerbi neighbourhood, Qamishli.

Rojnews said:  “The occupied Turkish army bombed the neighborhood of Xerbî (Rojava) near the town of al-Qamishli. The occupied Turkish army bombed the neighborhood of Xerbî (Rojava) near the town of al-Qamishli. As a result, civilians were injured. No information was provided on the numbers and their status.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Rojava/Xerbî for which the generic coordinates are: 37.053978, 41.212549. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Rojava/Xerbî.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]