Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS045

Incident date

October 15, 2019

Location

Suruç, Turkey

Geolocation

36.975057, 38.424221 Note: The accuracy of this location is to District level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

District

Airwars assessment

One civilian was injured after alleged YPG or PKK shelling strikes on Suruç district on October 13th 2019, according to Anadolu Agency.

AA reported that the shelling targeted residential areas of the district. The injured civilian was taken to Suruç State Hospital for treatment. Three houses were damaged by the strike.

@MSHNLP tweeted that their aunt’s home in Çaykara village in Suruç District was hit by a mortar shell, allegedly coming from YPG troops in Kobani.

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
    1
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Footage of alleged YPG or PKK shelling strikes on Suruç district on October 13th 2019 (via @webmedya1).
  • Photo of a damaged civilian house after alleged YPG or PKK artillery strikes on Çaykara village in Suruç district, Turkey, on October 13th 2019 (via @MSHNLP).
  • Photo of a damaged civilian house after alleged YPG or PKK artillery strikes on Çaykara village in Suruç district, Turkey, on October 13th 2019 (via @MSHNLP).
  • Footage of alleged YPG or PKK shelling strikes on Suruç district on October 13th 2019 (via @seyyahnews).
  • Footage of alleged YPG or PKK shelling strikes on Suruç district on October 13th 2019 (via @trthaber).

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
    1
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]