Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1119

Incident date

June 28, 2017

Location

الصور, Al Soor, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.50501, 40.64955 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Within 100m (via Coalition) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Within 100m (via Coalition)

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians, including a child, were killed and “many” others were wounded in Al Soor in northern Deir Ezzor following airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Coalition, local sources reported.

Sharqiya Voice and Al Jisr TV reported that the strikes hit a shopping area of the city, which were believed to have targeted the “consumer association” building, causing substantial damage to nearby shops.

Four of six sources alleged that the Coalition was responsible.

In November 2017 the Coalition accepted responsibility for this allegation of civilian harm. Their monthly civilian casualty report noted: “During a Coalition strike that destroyed a Daesh headquarters and weapon storage facility, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed and two civilians were unintentionally injured.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest village at 35.5081949, 40.6549072

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible / Substantiated
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    No reason given
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Initial Airwars grading
    Confirmed
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    1
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    2
  • Stated location
    near Al Sur village, Dayr az Zawr, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV496303
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Nov 30, 2017
  • June 29, 2017, near Al Sur village, Dayr az Zawr, Syria via social media report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed a Daesh headquarters and weapon storage facility it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed and two civilians were unintentionally injured.

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
    8
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]