Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS372

Incident date

October 28, 2019

Location

Dibiş, Turkey

Geolocation

36.846659, 36.846659 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Three Kurdish civilians were reported killed after being executed allegedly by Turkish forces opposite to Dibis village in vicinity to Zirgan, in Ras Al Ain on the Turkish side of the border, on October 28th, 2019 according to local sources.

 

The incident occured during the day.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • 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
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    A civilian executed allegedly by Turkish forces in the Turkish side of the border opposite of Ras Al Ayn on October 28th 2019. (via@TurkeyUntold)
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    A civilian executed allegedly by Turkish forces in the Turkish side of the border opposite of Ras Al Ayn on October 28th 2019. (via@TurkeyUntold)
  • KRC list of civilians killed and injured between 09 October and 14 November 2019.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Dibiş, allegedly in the vicinity of Zirgan. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Zirgan are: 36.846659, 40.329266.

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
    3
  • 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]