Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS033

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Ceylanpınar, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Geolocation

36.853273, 40.050478 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One or two children died and between two and six civilians were injured after an alleged YPG mortar strike on Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Turkey on October 10th 2019, according to local media sources.

The official Twitter account of the municipality of Ceylanpınar (@cpbelediyesi) reported that the 11-year-old boy Elif Terim died of his injuries. However, @Burak40188428  said the victim was female and published a picture of a little girl.

@yakup_alkis1 tweeted an image of two children – male and female – reporting that they died.

Haber Sanliurfa reported two killed. According to SoYeni Safak, six civilians were injured.

Two brothers, aged 13 and 15, were among the injured. They were playing in their house when mortar shelling hit their home, according to SoYeni Safak. Sozcu reported that the attack hit three houses, among which the house of the boys. The brothers were taken to the hospital.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Elif Terim 11 years old male reportedly died from shrapnel remnants in his chest killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image showing one of the houses hit by an alleged YPG attack on Ceylanpınar, on October 10th 2019 (via SoYeni safak)
  • Area hit by an alleged YPG attack cordoned off - Ceylanpınar, October 10th 2019 (via Sozcu )
  • Area hit by an alleged YPG attack cordoned off - Ceylanpınar, October 10th 2019 (via Sozcu )
  • Damaged buildings after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged buildings after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged buildings after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Photo of the funeral of 11-year-old Elif Terim, who was killed by alleged PYD/PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via @cpbelediyesi).
  • Photo of the funeral of 11-year-old Elif Terim, who was killed by alleged PYD/PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via @cpbelediyesi).
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  • An 11-year-old killed in the allaged YPG shelling of Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Oct 10th.
  • Two children killed in An 11-year-old killed in the allaged YPG shelling of Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Oct 10th.

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]