Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS077

Incident date

June 11, 2015

Location

الموحسن, Al Muhassan, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.2257487, 40.3109038 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A lawyer and muezzin of the village mosque,  died in an alleged Coalition strike which damaged the building according to reports.

The victim’s two brothers Juma’a and Saleh had also previously been killed during clashes with regime forces.

 

The incident was first reported on June 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm by Dayr Ez Zawr 24.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A tweet reporting the death of the 'lawyer Khalalf Hmaoud al-Hosain al-Samir' who is described as the Muezzin at a mosque in Muhassan. He is also described as brother to 'two martyrs', 11th June 2015 [Via: Deir Ezzor 24]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Muhassan (الموحسن), Deir Ezzor, for which the coordinates of its midpoint are: 35.2257487, 40.3109038. Based on satellite imagery in which structural damage can be seen (see below), a possible location of the incident is: 35.2107911, 40.3474268

  • Structural damage seen on satellite imagery (left: 11 November, 2014; right: 6 October, 2016)

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Google

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    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 Muhasan, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU192988
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 27, 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 June 10th-11th 2015, the Coalition reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four airstrikes struck four ISIL crude oil collection points.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]