Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS422

Incident date

March 25, 2020

Location

سكرية, Sukariya, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.660833, 38.843889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to nine civilians including a child were injured when Members of Faylaq al-Majd of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army shelled Sukariya village which is located 13km west of Tal Abyad, Raqqa, Syria on March 25th, 2020 according to local sources.

NPA claimed that the Syrian National Army stormed the village with several bombs after the attempted to rob sheep belonging to Ibrahim Musa al-Ali, a resident in the village but where faced with resistance from villagers. “After the reluctance of the people, skirmishes with light weapons took place between them and the militants of Faylaq al-Majd; the latter threw bombs at the people, injuring four. The injuries were critical and they were transported to Turkish territory.”

The injury toll was raised to nine by @haraldpflueger quoting SANA, the Syrian Arab News Agency which is affiliated with the Syrian regime.

Four of the injuries were described as ‘severe’.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports on the incident mention the village of Sukariya (سكرية) for which the generic coordinates are: 36.660833, 38.843889. 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

Free Syrian Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Free Syrian Army
  • Free Syrian Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Turkish Armed Forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (2) [ collapse]