Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS035

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Nusaybin, Turkey

Geolocation

37.077480, 41.216555 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, one woman and her two daughters, were killed and around 24 people were injured in alleged YPG or PKK mortar attacks on the city of Nusaybin, Mardin province, Turkey, as reported by Anadolu Agency.

Fatima Yildiz (48) and her two daughters Leila (15) and Amina (12) were reportedly killed in the attack.

@barispinariOP reported a lower death toll: “According to a statement made by the Mardin Governorate, 24 people were killed and teo people were killed in the attack by terrorists in Nusaybin district.”

Haber Sanliurfa said: “In the Nusaybin district of Mardin, one of the areas occupied by terrorist organizations in Syria, Fatma Yildiz (48) and their daughter Emine (12) and Leyla Yildiz (15) were killed in the attacks. 45 people in Şanlıurfa and 24 people were injured in Nusaybin.”

@EnesAlibrahim reported that between 30 and 40 civilians were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Fatima Yildiz 48 years old female mother of Leila and Amina Yildiz killed
  • Leila Yildiz 15 years old female daughter of Fatima Yildiz killed
  • Amina Yildiz 12 years old female daughter of Fatima Yildiz killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Damaged building after alleged YPG or PKK mortar attacks on Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via AA).
  • Photo of people on the streets after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of injured civilians after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]