Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS375

Incident date

October 29, 2019

Location

درباسية, Dirbesiye, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

37.072778, 40.651944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians including two journalists were reported injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on a Russian convoy in Dirbesiye, Hassakah on October 29th, 2019 according to local sources. Two Russian soldiers were also reported injured in the attack.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 injured
    2

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Civilian injured in an alleged Turkish forces artillery attack on a Russian convoy in Hassaka - October 29th 2019 - via ANF
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  • A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish attack on a Russian convoy in Dirbesiye. (Via: @vvanwilgenburg)
  • A civilian injured in an alleged Turkish attack on a Russian convoy in Dirbesiye. (Via: @vvanwilgenburg)
  • Images of the Russian convoy allegedly targeted by a Turkish forces attack in Dirbesiye (October 29th 2019). Via 24English

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Dirbêsiyê (درباسية), for which the generic coordinates are: 37.072778, 40.651944. 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 injured
    2

Sources (14) [ collapse]