Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1111

Incident date

June 28, 2017

Location

الصالحية, Al Salhiya, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.7146658, 40.7555866 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to four people were reportedly killed and several others (believed to be four) were injured in the rural areas of Al Soussa, Al Salhiya and Ghranij in Deir Ezzor following alleged Coalition airstrikes over several days, local sources reported.

Airstrikes on Al Soussa are believed to have taken place on June 25 and airstrikes on Al Salhiya and Ghranij are believed to have taken place on June 28th. However some sources combined their reporting of the incidents, making it difficult to distinguish them.

Watani Press, News Jorf, the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, Al Nateq and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleged that the Coalition was responsible, however some sources noted that Russian warplanes were also operating in the area and did not make distinct assertions as to who was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hamoud Mohammed Khudair al Asman Age unknown male identified by Oriental Pulse, who were said to be killed in Al Soussa, however, these casualties are also listed for June 25th. killed
  • Adnan Ahmed al Satem Age unknown identified by Oriental Pulse, who were said to be killed in Al Soussa, however, these casualties are also listed for June 25th. killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (10) [ 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 Salhiya, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU568499
    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

For June 28th-29th: ” Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 10 oil storage tanks, six oil trucks, two fuel trailers, an well head, a piece of oil processing equipment and an ISIS headquarters.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]