Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1130

Incident date

June 30, 2017

Location

الدشيشة, Al Dashaisha, Al-Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.0436, 41.16444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One or two civilians died and four were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Dashasisha village, according to local sources.

Baladi – blaming the Coalition – put the death toll at one, with more wounded.

According to Zaman Alwasl, “Coalition aircraft bombed an Islamic State prison in the town of Dashaisha east of “Shaddadi” near the border with Iraq last night, killing detainees inside”.

In a different version of events, Arta FM reported that “unknown aircraft bombed a convoy of gunmen in the village of Dashaisha south of Hasaka. Special sources told Arta FM that the shelling killed many armed militants, adding that four civilians were wounded and taken to Shaddadi for treatment”.

In its monthly civilian casualty assessment for September 2019 – published on November 15th – the alliance classed the event as ‘non credible’, asserting that “After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.”

Coalition officials confirmed to Airwars that their review was a match for this event, and provided coordinates for the area assessed to within 100 metres.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (5) [ 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
    Other
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV950910
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Nov 15, 2019
  • June 30, 2017, near Al Dashaisha, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 29th-30th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a mortar system and a tunnel.“

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (5) [ collapse]