Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS036

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Birecik, Turkey

Geolocation

37.029361, 37.977200 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, including a child, were injured after alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the district of Birecik, according to local sources.

Anadolu Agency reported: “According to information collected by the Anadolu Agency, shells fired by YPK / PKKA from the areas of their control on the Syrian side resulted in the injury of five people in Nusaybin district of Mardin province, two in Ceylanpinar district, and others in Birecik, Sanlıurfa province, southeast of Turkey.”

Sputnik News reported that a mortar hit a car, resulting in two injured civilians, including a child. @eha_news reported that both of the wounded were children.

More information is unavailable at this moment.

 

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
    YPG forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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
    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
    YPG forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]