Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS058

Incident date

October 20, 2019

Location

راس العين, Ras Al Ayn, Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.848065, 40.075979 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

According to local sources in Ras Al Ayn, Syria, on October 20th, 2019, the SDF executed seven civilians in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah on charges of collaborating with Operation Spring  forces. The victims included three men from the same family.

Local sources identified three of the victims as Muhamad Ali Al Khalaf, Ismail Ali Al Khalaf and Abdallah Al Khalaf. It was also reported that the three civilians were kidnapped for two days before being executed with shots into the heads and that their bodies were thrown in the street.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Unknown
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Three civilians from the same family were reported executed by SDF in Ras Al Ayn on October 20th, 2019 (via Raqqa RWB)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Ras Al Ayn (راس العين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.848065, 40.075979. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Unknown
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]