Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS065

Incident date

October 25, 2019

Location

كفيفة, Kfayfeh, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.667827, 38.791761 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed in alleged SDF/PYD/PKK/YPG shooting in the village of Kfayfeh, Raqqa governorate, according to multiple local sources. One source reported wounded as well.

According to Justice Organization, “Syrian Kurdish Democratic Forces infiltrated the village and threw bombs on civilian houses at night”. Other sources, such as Suriye.u.a.d, blamed the YPG, PKK and/or PYD for the attack.

Mustafa Al Hussein, also identified as Mustafa Ismail Al Hasaki by other sources, was killed in the incident. Al Hussein was a displaced person from Kour Hassan village. According to Suriye.u.a.d, others were wounded, but the number of injured remains unclear.

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Age unknown other sources named this man as Mustafa Ismael Al Hasaki, from Kur Hassan village killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kfayfeh (كفيفة), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.667827, 38.791761. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Mustafa Al Hussein, who was killed in alleged SDF/YPG/PKK/PYD shooting in the village of Khafyeh, on October 26th, 2019 (via Justice Organization on Facebook).

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]