Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Syria, 15 october 2019
Since the Turkish military offensive began on 9 October, we have verified a number of civilian casualties each day as a result of airstrikes, ground-based strikes and sniper fire. The worst incident we are aware of so far, which we are still seeking to fully verify, is a report that at least four civilians, including two journalists, were killed and tens of others injured when a convoy of vehicles was hit by a Turkish airstrike. The attack reportedly took place on the Tel-Tamor – Ras al-Ain Highway on Sunday (13 October).
We have begun receiving reports of civilian casualties – as of last night we had reports of seven civilians, including two women and a boy who had been killed with another boy injured, during the first two days of the Turkish operation. In addition, a civilian man was reported killed in Jarablus on 9 October and a woman and a boy injured yesterday during counter-attacks and ground strikes by Kurdish non-State armed groups.
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic notes with grave concern the military offensive and aerial campaign being launched in northeast Syria on 9 October. The last thing Syrians need now is a new wave of violence.
The last report of the Kurdish Red Crescent on the health situation abouth the first day of Turkish and Islamic groups militarty invasion in Northeast Syria
On October 9, 2019 the Turkish army with islamic alies started an
offensive targeting mainly the area betweeen Serekaniye and Tilebyed.
SDF in turn started to defend the area, after few hours a massive
displacement of pupuation started toward south areas such as Hasake city
and Tiltemir city. It was reported that 2 airplains were used so far
targeting the following areas Airstrikes: Sere kaniye (Ras Al Ain) x7,
Ein Issa x2, Tell Abiad x1