Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS040

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

Suruç, Turkey

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians – reportedly children – were reported killed, and up to three others injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack on Suruç in Turkey on October 11th, 2019, according to media sources.

According to CNN Turk, a mortar hit a house in Suruç and as a result, three people lost their lives and one person was injured. Additionally, three mortar rounds fell into the empty land in the district. @aa _arabic later also reported 3 killed.

@haskologlu said that two children died, while  @FakhreddinPasa put the number at three.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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]

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
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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]