Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS360

Incident date

October 19, 2019

Location

سلوك‎, Suluk, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.597801, 39.127185 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

@TurkeyUntold tweeted: “A SOHR [Syrian Observatory for Human Rights] video shows  the execution of 4 persons including fighters of the SDF  by the Turkey backed gangs in Sluk town, southeast of Girê Spî / Tel Abyad”.

@zana_medi tweeted the same video, stating that “Turkish forces are seen executing unarmed people”.

There is, therefore, uncertainty over the victims’ combat status.

Additionally, it is unclear when this incident occurred, though sources published the footage on October 19th.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–4

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
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    "A video monitors the execution of 4 persons including fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces by the pro-Turkey factions in Sluk town" (via SO4HR)
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    "A video monitors the execution of 4 persons including fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces by the pro-Turkey factions in Sluk town" (via SO4HR)
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    "A video monitors the execution of 4 persons including fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces by the pro-Turkey factions in Sluk town" (via SO4HR)
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    "A video monitors the execution of 4 persons including fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces by the pro-Turkey factions in Sluk town" (via SO4HR)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Suluk (سلوك‎), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.597801, 39.127185. 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–4

Sources (3) [ collapse]