Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS392 R3929C

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

عين العرب - كوباني, Ain Al Arab - Kobane , Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians were reported killed and up to eight others injured when a joint Turkish and Russian patrol allegedly opened fire on protesters in Jen-Harran village, southern Kobani, Aleppo in Syria on November 12th, 2019, according to local sources.

The sources also reported that the Turkish forces targeted journalists from Jin TV and Ronahi TV and consequently injuring the female journalist Zozan Remedan Berkel who was reporting for Jin TV, Welat Şhêkho a reporter for Ronaha TV and journalist Dliyar Jeziri.

NPA mentioned that “Turkish patrol opens fire at local civilians protesting against them in the village of Jen-Harran, southern Kobani, some civilians heavily wounded.” and ANF said that “Attack on Kobane people injures 8, including 2 journalists.”

Also @baxtiyarumut reported that “At least one woman was shot dead by Turkish troops in Kobani.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • KRC list of civilians killed and injured between 09 October and 14 November 2019.

  • "Occupying Turkish soldiers, the Russian military policemen opened fire on the people who reacted to them in the patrol: the invaders attack according to the first information, there are martyrs and wounded." (via @y_ozgurpolitika).
  • Turkish Patrol opened fire on protesters in Kobane on November 12th 2019 (via ANF)
  • Reporter of Ronahi TV was reported injured in Kobane on November 12th 2019 (via @PYD_Rojava)
  • Zozan Remezan Berkel, reporter of the all-female TV station Jin TV was reported injured in Kobane on November 12th 2019 (via @dersi4m and ANHA)
  • Civilians were injured when they were attacked by Turkish/Russian troops as they protested against them in Kobane, Aleppo on November 12th, 2019 (via @dersi4m)
  • A civilian showing bullets used in the attack on protesters by the Turkish/Russian troops in Kobane, Aleppo on November 12th, 2019 (via @dersi4m)
  • A civilians showing munitions used in the attack on protesters by the Turkish/Russian troops in Kobane, Aleppo on November 12th, 2019 (via @dersi4m)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]