Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS393

Incident date

November 17, 2019

Location

مركز شرطة الباب, Al Bab Police Station, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.368250, 37.513367 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

At least one man was killed and “many” wounded in alleged Turkish fire in the city of Al Bab, Aleppo governorate, on November 17th, 2019, according to Hawar News Agency.

The men were reportedly taking part in a demonstration against the Turkish invasion of the city. Hawar News Agency wrote that civilians were attacked with “real bullets and gas bombs” by “Turkish soldiers and gangs”.

 

The incident occured during the day.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Turkish soldiers allegedly attacked civilians in the city of Al Bab on November 17th, 2019 (via Hawar News Agency).

Geolocation notes (4) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention soldiers opening gunfire on a demonstration in the city of Al Bab (الباب). Investigating audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed this location down to the entrance of Al Bab Police Station (مركز شرطة الباب), for which the exact coordinates are: 36.368250, 37.513367.

  • Reports of the incident mention soldiers opening gunfire on a demonstration in the city of Al Bab (الباب). Investigating audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed this location down to the entrance of Al Bab Police Station (مركز شرطة الباب).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Panoramic stitch of footage from the incident. Tag A seems to be connected to a small road road which appears barely visible on the satellite imagery available to Airwars.

    Imagery:
    Hewar News

  • Panoramic stitch of footage from the incident.

    Imagery:
    Hewar News

  • Satellite imagery showing the distribution of buildings tagged in the panoramic stitches.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]