Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS040

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

Suruç, Turkey

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians – reportedly children – were reported killed, and up to three others injured in an alleged YPG artillery attack on Suruç in Turkey on October 11th, 2019, according to media sources.

According to CNN Turk, a mortar hit a house in Suruç and as a result, three people lost their lives and one person was injured. Additionally, three mortar rounds fell into the empty land in the district. @aa _arabic later also reported 3 killed.

@haskologlu said that two children died, while  @FakhreddinPasa put the number at three.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS039

Incident date

October 11, 2019

Location

نصيبين‎, Nusaybin, Mardin, Turkey

Airwars assessment

Two Anadolu Agency reporters were reportedly injured in an alleged YPG/PKK artillery attack on their building in Nusaybin in Turkey, on October 11th 2019, according to local media sources.

Anadolu Agency reported that their office was “targeted by gunfire from areas controlled by terrorists of the PKK/PKK on the Syrian side’ and that the injuries were ‘light’. @kobiyasam reported that snipers attacked the building.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Photo of the alleged YPG artillery attack on the office of Aadoulu Agency in Nusaybin, Turkey, on October 11th, 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG artillery attack on the office of Aadoulu Agency in Nusaybin, Turkey, on October 11th, 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG artillery attack on the office of Aadoulu Agency in Nusaybin, Turkey, on October 11th, 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG artillery attack on the office of Aadoulu Agency in Nusaybin, Turkey, on October 11th, 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Footage of the alleged YPG artillery attack on the office of Aadoulu Agency in Nusaybin, Turkey, on October 11th, 2019 (via @KacSaatOlduTR).
  • Footage of the alleged YPG artillery attack on the office of Aadoulu Agency in Nusaybin, Turkey, on October 11th, 2019 (via @kobiyasam).

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS036

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Birecik, Turkey

Geolocation

37.029361, 37.977200 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, including a child, were injured after alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the district of Birecik, according to local sources.

Anadolu Agency reported: “According to information collected by the Anadolu Agency, shells fired by YPK / PKKA from the areas of their control on the Syrian side resulted in the injury of five people in Nusaybin district of Mardin province, two in Ceylanpinar district, and others in Birecik, Sanlıurfa province, southeast of Turkey.”

Sputnik News reported that a mortar hit a car, resulting in two injured civilians, including a child. @eha_news reported that both of the wounded were children.

More information is unavailable at this moment.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS035

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Nusaybin, Turkey

Geolocation

37.077480, 41.216555 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, one woman and her two daughters, were killed and around 24 people were injured in alleged YPG or PKK mortar attacks on the city of Nusaybin, Mardin province, Turkey, as reported by Anadolu Agency.

Fatima Yildiz (48) and her two daughters Leila (15) and Amina (12) were reportedly killed in the attack.

@barispinariOP reported a lower death toll: “According to a statement made by the Mardin Governorate, 24 people were killed and teo people were killed in the attack by terrorists in Nusaybin district.”

Haber Sanliurfa said: “In the Nusaybin district of Mardin, one of the areas occupied by terrorist organizations in Syria, Fatma Yildiz (48) and their daughter Emine (12) and Leyla Yildiz (15) were killed in the attacks. 45 people in Şanlıurfa and 24 people were injured in Nusaybin.”

@EnesAlibrahim reported that between 30 and 40 civilians were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Fatima Yildiz 48 years old female mother of Leila and Amina Yildiz killed
  • Leila Yildiz 15 years old female daughter of Fatima Yildiz killed
  • Amina Yildiz 12 years old female daughter of Fatima Yildiz killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Damaged building after alleged YPG or PKK mortar attacks on Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via AA).
  • Photo of people on the streets after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of injured civilians after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strike on the city of Nusaybin city on October 10th 2019 (via @aa_arabic).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).
  • Photo of the governor of Mardin, Mustafa Yaman, visiting the hospital where people who were injured in the the alleged YPG or PKK mortar strikes on the city of Nusaybin on October 10th 2019 were being treated (via Nusaybinden).

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS033

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Ceylanpınar, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Geolocation

36.853273, 40.050478 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One or two children died and between two and six civilians were injured after an alleged YPG mortar strike on Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Turkey on October 10th 2019, according to local media sources.

The official Twitter account of the municipality of Ceylanpınar (@cpbelediyesi) reported that the 11-year-old boy Elif Terim died of his injuries. However, @Burak40188428  said the victim was female and published a picture of a little girl.

@yakup_alkis1 tweeted an image of two children – male and female – reporting that they died.

Haber Sanliurfa reported two killed. According to SoYeni Safak, six civilians were injured.

Two brothers, aged 13 and 15, were among the injured. They were playing in their house when mortar shelling hit their home, according to SoYeni Safak. Sozcu reported that the attack hit three houses, among which the house of the boys. The brothers were taken to the hospital.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Elif Terim 11 years old male reportedly died from shrapnel remnants in his chest killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (21) [ collapse]

  • Image showing one of the houses hit by an alleged YPG attack on Ceylanpınar, on October 10th 2019 (via SoYeni safak)
  • Area hit by an alleged YPG attack cordoned off - Ceylanpınar, October 10th 2019 (via Sozcu )
  • Area hit by an alleged YPG attack cordoned off - Ceylanpınar, October 10th 2019 (via Sozcu )
  • Damaged buildings after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged buildings after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged buildings after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Damaged civilian property after the alleged YPG or PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via Haber Sanliurfa).
  • Photo of the funeral of 11-year-old Elif Terim, who was killed by alleged PYD/PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via @cpbelediyesi).
  • Photo of the funeral of 11-year-old Elif Terim, who was killed by alleged PYD/PKK mortar attack on the city of Ceylanpinar on October 10th 2019 (via @cpbelediyesi).
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  • An 11-year-old killed in the allaged YPG shelling of Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Oct 10th.
  • Two children killed in An 11-year-old killed in the allaged YPG shelling of Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Oct 10th.

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS034

Incident date

October 10, 2019

Location

Akçakale, Turkey

Geolocation

36.713342, 38.947620 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between two and four civilians, including a baby, were reportedly killed and 17 civilians were injured in a rocket and mortar attack on the Turkish border town of Akçakale, Şanlıurfa on October 10th, 2019, according to local media sources. Conflicting reports blame the SDF, YPG or the PKK for the incident.

According to @ragipsoylu, the attack targeted residential areas on the Turkish towns bordering Syria. Haber Sanliurfa news reported that one victim is the 9-month-old Syrian child Mohammad Omar. The Turkish tax office officer Cihan Güneş was also killed.

@barispinariOP reported on Twitter that the Akçakale district governor has put the death toll at 3. @zekibahce reported 4 killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), YPG forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

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  • Alleged YPG/SDF mortars shells attack on Akcakale, Şanlıurfa in Turkey, October 10th, 2019 (via @ragipsoylu)
  • Alleged YPG/SDF mortars shells attack on Akcakale, Şanlıurfa in Turkey, October 10th, 2019 (via @ragipsoylu)
  • Alleged YPG/SDF mortars shells attack on Akcakale, Şanlıurfa in Turkey, October 10th, 2019 (via @ragipsoylu)
  • Alleged YPG/SDF mortars shells attack on Akcakale, Şanlıurfa in Turkey, October 10th, 2019 (via @ragipsoylu)
  • Alleged YPG/SDF mortars shells attack on Akcakale, Şanlıurfa in Turkey, October 10th, 2019 (via @ragipsoylu)
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    Reportedly the baby who was killed by rocket and mortar strikes on Akçakale, October 10th 2019 (via AA).
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    Photo's of the body of Mohammad Omar, a 9-months-old Syrian boy who was killed by mortar strikes that have been linked to the SDF, PKK and YPG in the Turkish border town of Akçakale on October 10th 2019 (via AA).
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    Photo's of the body of Mohammad Omar, a 9-months-old Syrian boy who was killed by mortar strikes that have been linked to the SDF, PKK and YPG in the Turkish border town of Akçakale on October 10th 2019 (via AA).
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    Photo's of the body of Mohammad Omar, a 9-months-old Syrian boy who was killed by mortar strikes that have been linked to the SDF, PKK and YPG in the Turkish border town of Akçakale on October 10th 2019 (via AA).
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    Photo's of the body of Mohammad Omar, a 9-months-old Syrian boy who was killed by mortar strikes that have been linked to the SDF, PKK and YPG in the Turkish border town of Akçakale on October 10th 2019 (via AA).
  • Aftermath of alleged YPG/SDF/PPK shelling on the Turkish city of Açakale, Turkey, on October 10th 2019 (via @avcahitozkan).
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    Aftermath of alleged YPG/SDF/PPK shelling on the Turkish city of Açakale, Turkey, on October 10th 2019 (via @avcahitozkan).
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    Aftermath of alleged YPG/SDF/PPK shelling on the Turkish city of Açakale, Turkey, on October 10th 2019 (via @avcahitozkan).
  • Aftermath of alleged YPG/SDF/PPK shelling on the Turkish city of Açakale, Turkey, on October 10th 2019 (via @avcahitozkan).
  • According to the source, this a photo of the baby who was killed by alleged YPG/SDF/PPK shelling on the Turkish city of Açakale, Turkey, on October 10th 2019 (via @kralkaankc).
  • Footage of a mortar shell exploding during alleged YPG/SDF/PPK shelling on the Turkish city of Açakale, Turkey, on October 10th 2019 (via @VOANews).

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), YPG forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS031a

Incident date

October 9, 2019

Location

Nusaybin: Kisla Mahallesi, Turkey

Geolocation

37.072547, 41.207884 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and seven civilians were reported injured in an alleged YPG rocket or mortar attack on Nusaybin on October 9th,  according to local media sources.

According to Nusaybinden.com, the rockets fell on a street in Kisla Mahallesi injuring three people who were treated at Nusaybin State Hospital.

@jinnews2 put the toll at seven.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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  • Wounded civilian following an alleged YPG rocket/mortar attack on Nusaybin: Kisla Mahallesi, Oct 9th (via Sol)

YPG forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]