Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

TS445

Incident date

August 6, 2020

Location

قامشلي, Electrical cables manufacturing facility, Qamishli, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

37.056958, 41.261204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly injured by a Turkish drone strike on Qamishli.

ANHA reported: “On Thursday evening, an explosion was heard at about 18:30 in the Swiss Canal neighborhood, east of Qamishlo, which was found to have been caused by a shell fired by a drone belonging to the Turkish occupation at a civilian electrical cables manufacturing facility. In addition, one of the workers was wounded in the bombing.

The citizen Sheikh Zein, one of the workers of the facility, explained to our agency ANHA: There was a drone hovering over the facility for several hours, then the facility was bombarded by a shell and one of our comrades was seriously injured and he was transferred to the hospital.’

Sheikh Zein emphasized that the facility is civilian and dozens of residents work there, denouncing the acts of the Turkish occupation against the civilians.”

Ahval said: “The drone strike hit a fuel company in the Allaya neighbourhood, injuring a man who was transferred to a hospital for treatment and causing property damage, Kurdistan 24 cited an unnamed local security forces commander as saying.”

7al wrote: “Today, Thursday, a civilian was lightly injured as a result of a shell landing in the Alaya neighborhood, near a building belonging to the fuel organization in the Autonomous Administration, east of the city of Qamishli.

According to residents of the neighborhood, ‘the 35-year-old civilian was injured by shrapnel and was taken to the’ Martyr Khabat ”hospital in Qamishli for treatment.”

North Press Agency said the injured was 40 years old.

SANA said the injury was caused by mortar shelling instead of a drone.

Steele Maiko posted on Facebook that it was rocket artillery.

The incident occured at approximately 6:30 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
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Video showing the aftermath of the strike
  • Shrapnel from alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via ANHA)
  • Shrapnel from alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via ANHA)
  • Shrapnel from alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via ANHA)
  • Shrapnel from alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via ANHA)
  • Damage from alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via ANHA)
  • Impact of alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via ANF)
  • Impact of alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via NPA)
  • Surrounding area of alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via Zana Al-Ali)
  • Surrounding area of alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via Zana Al-Ali)
  • Surrounding area of alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via Zana Al-Ali)
  • Fragments of alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via Kurdistan 24)
  • Smoke rising after alleged Turkish strike on Qamishli on August 6th, 2020 (via Zana Al-Ali)

Geolocation notes (5) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention an electrical cables manufacturing facility being struck in the Allaya (علايا) neighbourhood of Al Qamishli (القامشلي). Using audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed this location down to a possible site, for which the coordinates are: 37.056958, 41.261204. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention an electrical cables manufacturing facility being struck in the Allaya (علايا) neighbourhood of Al Qamishli (القامشلي). Using audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed this location down to a possible site.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Matching objects to audio-visual material, however with limited satellite imagery from 2019 we are unable to confirm the exact placement, especially if new buildings have been constructed between images taken.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Matching objects to satellite imagery, however with limited satellite imagery from 2019 we are unable to confirm the exact placement, especially if new buildings have been constructed between images taken.

    Imagery:
    ANHA

  • Tagged visual material.

    Imagery:
    Zana Al-Ali

  • Tagged satellite imagery.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (25) [ collapse]