Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS339

Incident date

October 13–14, 2019

Location

Çetelê, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

37.054215, 40.615113 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in alleged Turkish artillery shelling on Çetelê.

ANHA reported: “Izedîn Mehmûd El Yûsif, who was seriously wounded in the cannon shots of Dirbêsiyê’s village of Çetelê, was martyred in the hospital this morning.

The invading Turkish army attacked Dirbêsiyê district and villages with cannon shots yesterday evening.

One of the cannons fired by the Turkish army hit the home of a civilian named Izedîn Mehmûd El Yûsif in the village of Çetelê in the west of the district. Izedîn Mehmûd El Yûsif, who was seriously injured in the incident, was taken to the hospital in Hesekê and put under treatment.

Izedîn Mehmûd al-Yûsif was treated in the hospital where he was martyred in the morning.”

North Press Agency reported one killed and three wounded civilians. Zana Amedi said the same.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Izedîn Mehmûd El Yûsif 52 years old male killed
  • Muzafer Mahmud Yusif. Age unknown male injured
  • Taha Mahmud Yusif Adult male injured
  • Mirfet Ahmad, 35 years old female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Pictures of the alleged victims and the aftermath
  • Picture of Izedîn Mehmûd El Yûsif (via ANHA)

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]