Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS368

Incident date

October 26, 2019

Location

بطون رأس العين عند تل تمر , Xirbet Qerac, Xirbet Qerac, between Ras Al Ayn and Tal Tamr, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.743852, 40.196907 Note: The accuracy of this location is to District level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

District

Airwars assessment

One woman was reported killed and four others injured in an alleged artillery attack by Turkey-backed militants in Kherbet Qerac, between Ras al-Ain and Tal Temir on October 26th, 2019 according to local sources.

The victim, aged 30, was identified by ANHA and other sources as Khewla Khidir Deham. According to ANF and @baxtiyarumut, Khewla left behind her four children, including a six-month- infant.

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, the four injured civilians include a child aged 15.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khawla Khidir Deham 30 years old female A Mother killed
  • Teyseer Hassan Hawas 19 years old male Trauma injured
  • Muhammad Hassan Hawas 15 years old male Trauma injured
  • Hussein Omar Hawas 60 years old male Trauma injured
  • Mariyam Khalaf Muhammad 55 years old female Gun shots injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • One woman was reported killed allegedly by Turkey-backed forces in Xerbet Qerac, between Ras al-Ain and Tal Temir on October 26. 2019 (via ANHA)
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    One woman was reported killed allegedly by Turkey-backed forces in Kherbet Qerac, between Ras al-Ain and Tal Temir on October 26. 2019 (via ANHA)
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    One woman was reported killed allegedly by Turkey-backed forces in Kherbet Qerac, between Ras al-Ain and Tal Temir on October 26. 2019 (via ANHA)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Xirbet Qerac, allegedly located between Ras Al Ayn (رأس العين‎) and Tal Tamr (تل تمر‎). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for a middle point between these locations are: 36.743852, 40.196907.

  • Reports of the incident mention the village of Xirbet Qerac, allegedly located between Ras Al Ayn (رأس العين‎) and Tal Tamr (تل تمر‎).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Free Syrian Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Free Syrian Army
  • Free Syrian Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (5) [ collapse]