Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS377

Incident date

October 31, 2019

Location

تالوارد, Tal Ward, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.798839, 40.341969 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were killed and five others injured in an alleged attack by Turkey-backed militants on Tal Ward in Zirgan town – Ras Al Ain in Hasaka governorate, on October 31st, 2019, according to local sources.

@Raman_Hassi reported that Ibrahim Mohammed Khalaf (60) and his wife Tofaha Ali Saleh (55) were both killed in the attack. One of their relatives, Mehmud Mihemed Khalaf, was also killed, according to ANF. Sources reported five other people were wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    Tofaha Ali Saleh was killed in an alleged artillery attack by Turkey-backed militants on Tal Ward - Hasaka on October 31st 2019 (via @Gasteci_Eskin)
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    Ibrahim Mohammed Khalaf was killed together with his wife Tofaha Ali Saleh in alleged Turkish shelling on the town of Tal Ward on October 31st, 2019 (via @Raman_Hassi).
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    Tofaha Ali Saleh was killed together with her husband Ibrahim Mohammed Khalaf in alleged Turkish shelling on the town of Tal Ward on October 31st, 2019 (via @Raman_Hassi).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Tal Ward (تالوارد), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.798839, 40.341969. 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

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
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]