Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS378

Incident date

October 31, 2019

Location

كفر لوسين, Kafr Loseen, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.256732, 36.716308 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed after he was shot allegedly by the Turkish forces near Kafr Loseen village, while he was trying to cross the borders with his brother to Turkey, on October 31st, 2019, according to local sources.

According to SMART agency, the victim was identified as Ahmed Kassem Khattab and the incident happened between midnight and two o’clock in the morning on that day.

No further details available.

The incident occured between 12:00 am and 2:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafr Loseen (كفر لوسين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.256732, 36.716308. 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
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]