Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS048

Incident date

October 15, 2019

Location

Kızıltepe, Turkey

Geolocation

36.993950, 40.338492 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians from the same famiy were reported killed and 11 or 12 others injured in an alleged YPG mortar attack on the village of Taşlıca in the Kızıltepe district in Mardin, Turkey, on October 15th 2019, according to local media sources.

According to Nusaybinden.com, the attack was launched from the Syrian side of Dırbasiye’den. Hacı Halil Türkoğlu and his nephew Bedran Türkoğlu were killed in the attack and buried in their village which is now in the process of being evacuated.

Cizre Habere Bak said the number of fatalities rose to three and named the third victim as Nurettin Türkoğlu.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • Grieving family member of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Burial of civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • A family member of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Burial of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Burial of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Burial of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Burial of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Grieving family member of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Burial of two civilians reported killed in an alleged YPG mortar attack on Kızıltepe, Turkey on October 15th 2019. (Via nusaybinden.com).
  • Footage of the strike.
  • Images for the aftermath of the strike on Kızıltepe, Oct 15th (via TRT)
  • Images for the aftermath of the strike on Kızıltepe, Oct 15th (via TRT)
  • Images for the aftermath of the strike on Kızıltepe, Oct 15th (via TRT)
  • Images for the aftermath of the strike on Kızıltepe, Oct 15th (via TRT)
  • Images for the aftermath of the strike on Kızıltepe, Oct 15th (via Cizre Habere Bak)

Geolocation notes (4) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Taşlıca in the Kızıltepe district in Mardin. Analysing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 36.993950, 40.338492.

  • Imagery:
    EHA News

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    EHA News

  • Imagery: EHA News

    Imagery:
    EHA News

  • Imagery:
    Google Maps

YPG Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG
  • YPG position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG

Sources (14) [ collapse]