Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1182

Incident date

July 10, 2017

Location

الميادين, Al Mayadin, Dream Mall, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.026911, 40.450805 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians, including two children, were reported killed and dozens more injured in airstrikes on Al Mayadin, but it was contested who was responsible.

Euphrates Post described the incident as a “massacre” and reported that “scores” of people were killed, but was the only source to suggest more than three people were killed.

It alleged that Russia was responsible, as did the IS media agency A’amaq, which published a graphic video showing the aftermath of the event.

Other sources, including Sharqiya Voice, Smart News Agency and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleged that the Coalition was responsible. Jisr TV said that dozens of non-combatants were wounded.

However, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, it was unclear whether Russian or Coalition planes were responsible.

Some sources said the strikes were in the vicinity of the Nuri al Sa’id hospital and Shari’ya Mosque whereas some reported the strikes were near the Ali school, the Zubadayah school, the Dream Mall and Khan Alkhouf. It is a possibility they were referring to different incidents.

To add to the confusion, a report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “regime warplane missiles” for three deaths including one child.

In their June 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–36
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Moments after the Coalition airstrike hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)
  • Moments after the Coalition airstrike hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    An injured civilian in the aftermath of the Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    An inured child in the aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    An inured child in the aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    An inured child in the aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    An inured child in the aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    An inured child in the aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
  • An inured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)
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    Graphic image of a civilian killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit Al Mayadin: Dream Mall, 10th July 2017. (via Euphrates post)

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
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU323770
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 24, 2020
  • July 10, 2017, in Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3120/CS1182 37SFU323770

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 10th-11th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 39 ISIS oil barrels, 28 oil storage tanks, 16 oil stills, and five oil trucks.“

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–36
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (22) [ collapse]