Two 13-year-old boys were reported killed in alleged SDF artillery strikes on Umm Al Baramil village, also known as Shikuru, east of Ain Issa, on January 4th, 2020, according to local sources. Other sources, however, stated the incident was a landmine or an unexploded ordnance explosion, which means that the strike itself could have taken place before January 4th. A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured in the incident.
@Ainissa_plus reported: “The two children Wathiq Al Ali Al Husaynu, 13, and Ibrahim Al Mahmoud Al Khalaf, 13, were killed and Saddam Al Ali Al Husaynu, 15, was seriously injured, as a result of the SDF firing a guided missile at Umm Al Baramil village, east of Ain Issa.”
Birjaf, among other sources, reported that “a landmine of remnants of war exploded in the vicinity of the village of Sakiru in the countryside of Raqqa, killing two children.” @SYRlANOW wrote that the SDF had been responsible for the remnants. Several sources reported that the boys were in a civilian car.
Hussein Ali Al Doua posted photos of the vehicle that was damaged in the incident.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Wathiq Al Ali Al Husaynu 13 years old male killed
- Saddam Al Ali Al Husaynu 15 years old male injured
- Ibrahim Al Mahmoud Al Khalaf 13 years old male killed
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Skiro (صكيرو), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.460556, 39.064722. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.