Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS345

Incident date

October 16, 2019

Location

الرافع, Al Rafi, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.387064, 38.862501 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and four others were wounded in alleged Turkish shelling of al Rafi, Ayn Issa, according to local media.

Hawarnews reported: “A civilian who lost his life during the attacks in Al-Rafi and wounded reached Reqa Hospital. It was learned that the civilian martyr was 35-year-old Ahmad al-Abdo. Abdo is married and has four children.”

Hawar added: “The shelling of the occupation forces resulted in the death of Ahmad al-Abdo, 35, a father of four children; 14-year-old Mariam ‘Abdullah al-Jouri was also injured. Ahmed Hammoud al-‘Abd, 34, a father of two children, is currently receiving treatment. Yasmeen Mohammed al-Ali, 33, is in intensive care and is in critical condition.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad al-Abdo 35 years old male killed
  • Mariam 'Abdullah al-Jouri 14 years old female injured
  • Ahmed Hammoud al-'Abd 34 years old male injured
  • Yasmeen Mohammed al-Ali 33 years old female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Rafi (الرافع), allegedly within the vicinity of Ain Issa (عين عيسى). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Ain Issa are: 36.387064, 38.862501.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]