Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS086

Incident date

June 30, 2015

Location

سلوك, 20 km from Suluk, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

36.4344487, 39.107806 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A civilian car was reported hit in a coalition airstrike 20km to the south of Suluk, killing those inside. The attack was described as occurring near Umm al Brameel, to the south east of Tal Abyad. Among the dead was a child named as Mohmmad Ali Ahmad Al Assaf.

 

The incident was first reported on June 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm by Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • tweet by RBSS activist reporting that a coalition plane targeted a car 20km south of Suluk killing among others the child Mohammad Ali Ahmad Al Assaf. 30th June 2015
  • Image of one of the victims, Mohammad Ali al Assaf. [Via: Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi, an RBSS activist]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a civilian car being hit by an alleged Coalition strike 20 km South of Suluk (سلوك). The coordinates for the town of Suluk (سلوك) are: 36.59539, 39.128559. Airwars has identified two possible strike locations: 20 km along the SW road from Suluk (36.4344487, 39.107806) and 20 km along the SE road from Suluk (36.4364581, 39.2415118)

  • Two possible locations for the strike, 20 km South of Suluk (سلوك)

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Wikimapia

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 al Slouk, Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SEA096321
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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

The coalition confirmed a single airstrike in the vicinity for June 30th-July 1st 2015, noting that “Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]