Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS054

Incident date

February 11, 2015

Location

كبيبة, Kbeibah, Al-Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.91498, 41.38123 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two oil workers were killed and two others injured in a coalition airstrike on a house used by workers, according to a number of sources The two dead men were buried at Hadida Cemetery in Hassakah.

The status of the victims is not clear. Following a field investigation, SNHR notes: “Residents of that area told us that the victims were local staff who assist ISIS in the sale of oil and operations of the existing wells in Kbeibah; guard them at night; and help in organising the cars that come to buy oil from these existing wells. It should be noted that ISIS requires one to pledge their allegiance in order for them to give them jobs. However, this does not mean that everyone who swears allegiance to ISIS is obliged to take up arms and fight at their side. Many have sworn allegiance to ISIS just to get a job.”

 

The incident occured at 10:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The coalition has reported airstrikes in the vicinity for both February 10th-11th 2015 (“Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL storage and staging facilities“) and for February 11th-12th 2015 (“Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL oil pump jacks.“)

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]