Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS438

Incident date

May 20, 2020

Location

Şiyûx, Kobane, Syria

Geolocation

36.760479, 38.068657 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly injured in alleged Turkish artillery strikes on the village of Shiyûx, Aleppo governorate, on May 20th, 2020, according to local sources.

ANF reported that the Turkish army had targeted the village with artillery strikes, leading to the injury of two civilians, adding that “the western region of Kobanê has been bombed by the invading Turkish army and mercenaries stationed in Jarablus for four days.”

@Raman_Hassi also reported two injured civilians as the result of Turkish strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 town of Şiyûx, for which the generic coordinates are: 36.760479, 38.068657. 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]