Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS060

Incident date

March 6, 2015

Location

مشفى عائشة الخيري, البوكمال, Abu Kamal, al Aisha Hospital, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.46072, 40.9078825 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Up to five non-combatants including a woman and two infants were reported killed in an alleged 1pm Coalition airstrike on the Aisha hospital in the town of Bukamal.

The Violations Documentation Center named one woman as a victim of the strike (described as pregnant by SOHR in an email to Airwars.) Also reported slain were two babies, who according to eyewitnesses died when the hospital’s incubator room was badly damaged. In a detailed report published in August 2015 SN4HR named another man who also reportedly died from his injuries some time later. Two additional unnamed adult civilians may have died.

 

The incident occured at approximately 1:00 pm local time.

  • Baidae Hamoud al-Hamshri Adult female pregnant VDC did not report that she was pregnant but SOHR described her as pregnant in an email to Airwars killed
  • Saad Abdulla al Hamad Adult male Died from his wounds at a later date killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Aisha hospital's badly damaged incubator room, in an image taken from an ISIL propaganda video
  • Photo published by a site named Developmental Interaction Network with the story about the strike on Aisha hospital. Although there was no caption it does appear to show the hospital.
  • Image showing purportedly showing hospital before it was struck. Sign clearly reads 'Aisha Specialist hospital' [Via: pro ISIS site named Media Office for the Euphrates State]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Aisha Hospital (مشفى عائشة الخيري) in the town of Bukamal (البوكمال), Dayr az Zawr Governorate. The location for Aisha Hospital (مشفى عائشة الخيري) is: 34.46072, 40.9078825

  • Aisha Hospital ( مشفى عائشة الخيري ) within the town of Bukamal ( البوكمال )

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Google

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Abu Kamal, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 26, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 5th-6th 2015, the coalition reports only that “Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.”

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]