Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS341

Incident date

October 14, 2019

Location

راس العين, Ras Al Ain, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.848579, 40.073576 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians including children were wounded in alleged Turkish shelling of Ras al-Ain in Hasakah – Syria on October 14th, 2019, according to local sources.

One of the children injured (Muhammad Hameed Muhammad, 13) was reported burned because of alleged use of white phosphorus by the Turkish forces. In the hospital, Muhammad was yelling at his father “Dad! Dad! Dad! Stop the burning! I beg you, stop the burning!”

Along with Muhammad, the Kurdish Red Crescent named four other civilians injured in Turkish shelling.

  • Fahima Huseen, Female, 45, Serekaniye, Trauma
  • Abdul Karim Ebrahim, Male, 18, Burns
  • Amsha Khedir, Female, 14, Shock
  • Muhammad Hassan Ebrahim, Male, 35, Serekaniye, neck injury

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fahima Huseen 45 years old female KRC injured
  • Muhammad Hameed Muhammad 13 years old male The boy in most of the images injured
  • Abdul Karim Ebrahim 18 years old male KRC injured
  • Amsha Khedir 14 years old female KRC injured
  • Muhammad Hassan Ebrahim 34 years old male KRC injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    A wounded child following alleged Turkish shelling in Ras al Ain, Oct 14th (via ANHA)
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    Graphic footage showing a badly burnt child following alleged Turkish shelling in Ras al Ain, Oct 14th (via ANHA)
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    Graphic footage showing a badly burnt child following alleged Turkish shelling in Ras al Ain, Oct 14th (@Raman_Hassi )

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Ras Al Ain (رأس العين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.848579, 40.073576. 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]