Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS357

Incident date

October 18, 2019

Location

Zirgan, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.833607, 40.285835 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died and between eight and 16 more were wounded in alleged Turkish airstrikes on Zirgan, Ras al-Ain, according to sources on the ground.

Hawar reported: “Of the 8 civilians injured as a result of the bombing, three of them were killed.”

@TurkANHA also put the death toll at three civilians, with 12 more injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hussein Ali Klej 2 years old male injured
  • Adil Ahmad Hussein 40 years old male injured
  • assan Haj Ali Nawaf 50 years old male injured
  • Fadiya Muhammad Eida 3 years old female Suffered from "trauma" injured
  • Amal Muhammad Shareef 25 years old female Suffered from "trauma" injured
  • Bangin Lazgeen Atiya 7 years old male Suffered from "trauma" injured
  • Muhsen Ali Jasim 16 years old male leg injury injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–16
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Zirgan, for which the generic coordinates are: 36.833607, 40.285835. 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–16
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]