Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1163

Incident date

July 5, 2017

Location

حرير حاتم, Hareer Hatem, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.837177, 40.878122 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians, including women and children, were reportedly killed following alleged Coalition airstrikes which struck a house in the village of Hareer Hatem, north of Markada in the Al Hasaka governorate, according to local sources.

A single source – Jisr TV – said the morning strike had injured three children.

All sources blamed the US-led Coalition, with many reporting that an unspecified number of children died in the event.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (12) [ 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 Hareer Hatem, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV696674
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 31, 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 July 5th-6th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node and a VBIED facility.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]