Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS361

Incident date

October 21, 2019

Location

دادات, Dadat, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.669727, 39.089355 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that Turkish forces committed a “massacre” in Dadat village.

According to RonahiTV, “The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries committed a massacre against civilians in the village of Dadat”.

Adarpress noted that “sources confirmed that Turkish occupation forces killed a number of civilians and buried them in the village, and established a prison in the village, arresting civilians from Dadat and neighbouring villages”.

al-ain.com said that its sources “confirmed that Turkish forces killed a number of civilians in the village and placed their bodies in a mass grave.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 10
  • 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 Dadat (دادات), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.669727, 39.089355. 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
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 10
  • 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]