Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS410

Incident date

February 18, 2020

Location

مشرفة, Mishrefa, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.327222, 38.924722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported injured in alleged Turkish air or artillery strikes on the village of Mishrefa and Şergirat, Ain Issa, on February 18th, 2020, according to local sources.

ANF reported that “at 19.30 local time, the villages of Mishrefa and Şergirat were targeted. In the attack with heavy weapons, the wheat warehouse was bombed with mortars. According to the first information, at least 3 people were injured and hospitalised.”

@AzadiRojava posted a video of wounded men receiving medical help in Ain Issa hospital, also reporting three wounded civilians due to Turkish bombing.

The incident occured at approximately 7:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Wounded man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Young man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Injured man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Young man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Injured man in a hospital after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Footage of wounded receiving medical help in a hospital after alleged Turkish bombing of villages in Ain Issa on February 18th, 2020 (via @Jamal_Bali7).

Geolocation notes

Reports on the incident mention the village of Mishrefa (مشرفة) for which the generic coordinates are: 36.327222, 38.924722. 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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]