Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS062

Incident date

October 21, 2019

Location

السوسة, Al Sousa , Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.518701, 40.960742 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two male civilians were reportedly shot by YPG forces in the countryside of al-Sousa.

Euphrates Post reported: “The bodies of the two young men were found n the village of al-Jarzi this morning: Meshaan al-Hamoud Al Ghadab was born in 1992 and his brother-in-law Musleh Khabur al-Saleh was born in 1983 The youths were civilians and do not belong to any military or political party.”

According to the Shaam News Network, “Two young men from al-Jarthi village were found shot dead in the countryside of al-Sousa in the eastern countryside. They were arrested by a SDF checkpoint in al-Bahra town about 10 days ago. They are not affiliated with any military or political party.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Sousa (السوسة), for which the generic coordinates are: 34.518701, 40.960742. 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
    2
  • (2 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 (5) [ collapse]