Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS060

Incident date

October 20, 2019

Location

راس العين, Ras Al Ayn, Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Three civilian men from the same family were reportedly shot in the street by YPG forces “after the National Army advanced in Ras al-Ain”, local media said.

According to Mohamad.alothman.1291, the victims were found in a street and handcuffed. “They were shot several times in the head, days after their arrest, by #PYD militia on charges of sleeping cells for the national army.

“The bodies are still being thrown in the street. No one was able to withdraw from the national army because of the sniping operations. The #PYD militia sniped anyone trying to approach them”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Muhammad Ali al-Sukhni, Ismail Ali Al-Khalaf al-Sukhni, and Abdullah al-Khalaf al-Sukhni, reportedly shot in Ras al Ain by YPG forces on oct 20th (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
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Small arms and light weapons
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]