Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS427

Incident date

April 2, 2020

Location

تل قبر الصغير و العبوش, Qabr Al Saqir and Al Abosh, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.747222, 40.389722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly killed and four others were injured in artillery strikes by allegedly Turkish forces and allied militants, on the villages of Qabr Al Saqir and Al Abosh in Tal Tamr district on April 2nd, 2020, according to local sources.

According to Abna24, local sources told SANA, Syria’s official news agency, that “Turkish troops and their proxies targeted buildings in the villages of Qabr Al Saqir and Al Abosh, which lie in the Tall Tamr district of the province, on Thursday afternoon, leaving two civilians dead and four others injured.” The sources also reported material damage to civilians’ property.

@smmsyria tweeted that “two civilians were martyred and four others were injured in a shelling attack launched by #Turkish occupation forces and its proxies on villages in Tal Tamr in #Hasakah Governorate.”

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the villages of Qabr Al Saqir (تل قبر الصغير) and Al Abosh (العبوش). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location of Al Abosh. The generic coordinates for Qabr Al Saqir are: 36.747222, 40.389722.

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]