Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS055

Incident date

October 17, 2019

Location

الحسكة وعامودا, Al Hasaka & Amouda, Hasakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between six and 20 civilians were wounded in a shooting incident in Al Hasaka & Amouda. Sources did not identify who fired the bullets.

According to Nors.studies, “six young people, one woman and two children were injured, as a result of reckless bullets, due to the celebrations of the Turkish-American agreement.”

However, the Syrian Observatory put the toll higher, reporting: “About 20 citizens were injured by stray gunshots against the backdrop of celebrations of the deal between U.S. and Turkey within the area of east Euphrates. Turkish forces renew their bombardment on Ras Al-Ayn despite the agreement”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]