Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS041

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

Nusaybin, Turkey

Geolocation

37.07748, 41.216555 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians were killed and 35 were wounded in alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the city of Nusaybin, Mardin, as reported by several local sources.

@op_shield initially reported five killed, but all other sources noted the death of eight civilians. According to CNN Turkey, the governor of Nusaybin, a Kurdish majority city, released a statement in which he blamed the YPG and/or PKK for shooting mortar and rocket projectiles into the city.

HASAKHNNEWS reported on Facebook that the shelling on Nusaybin came from YGP militias in the Syrian city of Qamlishi.

The wounded were treated in the Nusaybin and Mardin state hospitals, according to CNN Turkey.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    35
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @op_shield).
  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @ragipsoylu).
  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @ragipsoylu).
  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via CNN Turkey).
  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via CNN Turkey).
  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via CNN Turkey).
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
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    Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
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    Footage of the aftermath of alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (via @Dmkt1).
  • TRT World report on alleged SDF/YPG or PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019 (SelimAtalayNY).
  • Mehmet Sirin Demir, who was killed in alleged YPG/PKK artillery strikes on the Turkish city of Nusaybin on October 11th 2019. Here pictured with his daughter, journalist Gülay Demir (via @eha_news).

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
    5 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    35
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]