Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS071

Incident date

November 19, 2019

Location

جرن الحاج صالح - تل أبيض, Jarn Hajj Salih, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.549305, 38.803218 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two female children were reported killed and ten other civilians injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack with a Grad rocket on a school building turned into a shelter for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Jern Al Haj Salih in Tal Abyad, Raqqa governorate in Syria, on November 19th, 2019 according to local sources. The injured civilians were moved to Turkish hospitals for treatment.

The village where the attack took place is currently controlled by the Syrian National Army which fights the Kurdish forces along with Turkey. The pictures posted by local sources show a big amount of destruction to the school/shelter.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a strike on a school building turned into a shelter, in the village of Jarn Hajj Salih (جرن الحاج صالح). The generic coordinates for the school building are: 36.549305, 38.803218. 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 infrastructure
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Aleppo Media Center
  • AMC

YPG Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]