Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS394

Incident date

November 18, 2019

Location

معراتة‎, Maabatli, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.562778, 36.742222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A 23-year-old woman and a member of the Difa Al Civil (Civil Defense) were killed by alleged Turkey-backed militants in the city of Afrin, Aleppo governorate, on November 18th, 2019, according to Hawar News Agency.

Hawar News Agency stated that Nircis Dawoudi and Ali Al Shaqur had just received their salaries when they were blocked by gangs on Kemrok road, Maabatli district. Their money was taken and both were killed. According to @HiwaDilan_71, both were members of Difa Al Civil, whereas Hawar News Agency stated that only Al Shaqur was a member.

@RojavaIC wrote on Twitter that the attack was perpetrated by “Turkish-backed faction Sultan Murad”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nircis Dawûdi 23 years old female Yazidi woman from the village of Kemrok killed
  • Ali Al Shaqur Adult male member of Difa Al Civil (Civil Defense), from Khuta Al Sherqiya killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
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    Ali Al Shaqur and Nircis Dawoodi were allegedly killed by Turkey-backed militants in Afrin on November 18th, 2019 (via ANHA).
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Kemrok Road within the town of Maabatli (معراتة‎), for which, due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Maabatli are: 36.562778, 36.742222.

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
    2
  • (1 woman1 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 (12) [ collapse]