Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS366

Incident date

October 25, 2019

Location

Rajm/Recman, 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

Up to six civilians of the same family, including three or four children aged between four and 10, were reported injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm village, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa Governorate, on October 25th, 2019, according to local sources.

ANF said the family which was attacked consists of the father Ehmed Mihemed Alî, the mother Senaa Mihemed Alî and their four children Mihemed, Mehmûd, Cudî and Mustafa.

The attack took place in spite of the ceasefire between Turkey and the YPG, and according to sources, the family was traveling in their car when the attack happened.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Family whole members injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)
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    Child injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on Rajm, north of Ayn Issa in Raqqa on October 25th 2019. (Via ANHA)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village or Rajm/Recman, allegedly north 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
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]