Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS044

Incident date

October 14, 2019

Location

قرية الديك, Al Deek, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

One man and his grandmother were killed in alleged SDF/YPG or PYD artillery strikes on the village of Al Deek, west of Tal Abyad/Girê Spî‎, in Raqqa governorate on October 14th 2019, according to local media. Sources added that a child who was wounded in the attack later died.

Suriye.u.a.d has identified the victims of what they claimed was a PYD, YPG and PKK attack as Idan Al Ahmad Al Eidan and his grandmother Dallah Al Sheikh Ibrahim. Shaam News Network reported that the SDF was responsible and that besides the two killed victims, others were wounded.

According to Baladi on October 16th,” a child died from wounds sustained by artillery shelling from Kurdish units on the northern countryside of Raqqa several days ago.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ 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
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]