Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS352

Incident date

October 17, 2019

Location

بير حبيش, Bir Hebesh, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.655970, 38.69500 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians – two men and a woman – were wounded in alleged Turkish shelling of Bir Hebesh village, according to local media.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mihemed Îbarhîm 18 years old male injured
  • Nermîn Mihemed Hesen 23 years old female injured
  • Alan 19 years old male injured

Summary

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

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Translation: "Turkish warplanes bombed Bir Hebesh village: 2 civilians injured in attack".

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Bir Hebesh (بير حبيش), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.655970, 38.69500. 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
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]