Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS068

Incident date

October 28, 2019

Location

العريضة, Al Arida, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were killed by mortar shells allegedly fired by YPG, or were executed by the SNA in Al Arida village, north of Ain Issa, on October 28th, 2019, according to local sources.

The victims were identified as Mahmoud Al Zaher aged 60 and Barho Al Alou aged 65.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (6) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Free Syrian Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Free Syrian Army
  • Free Syrian Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    YPG forces, Free Syrian Army

Sources (6) [ collapse]