Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1029

Incident date

June 18, 2017

Location

العلوه, Al Alwa, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.950833, 40.820556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including three children, were reportedly killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes on al Awla village, also known as Jalal, 25km southeast of Ash Shaddadi.

Hasakh News identified five victims; two men in their 50s, and three children of one of the men – two girls and one boy.

All six sources who reported on the airstrike alleged that the Coalition was responsible. However, no strikes were publicly declared in the governorate that day. And in a later assessment of the claim, the Coalition asserted that “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.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Mahmoud al Ali al Jarad Adult male killed
  • Ramadan al Ali al Jarad Adult male killed
  • Daughter of Ramadan al Ali al Jarad Child female killed
  • Daughter of Ramadan al Ali al Jarad Child female killed
  • Son of Ramadan al Ali al Jarad Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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 Jalal, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV641800
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Feb 22, 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 did not publicly report any strikes in Al Hasakah governorate for June 17th-19th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]