Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1186

Incident date

July 11, 2017

Location

الزيانات, Al Zaynat, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.8917, 40.84569 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least 11 civilians across three families, including several women and children, were killed and several others were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on the ISIL-controlled village of Al Zaynat, to the south of Markada, local sources reported.

According to Syrian PC “Media sources in Al-Hasakah, including Al-Khabour, said that the Coalition air force carried out air strikes on the village of Al-Zayanat in the southern Al-Hasakah countryside, which killed civilian martyrs, including women and children, a number of wounded and destroyed houses of civilian property.”

Al Hasaka Arabea identified 10 of the victims. Al Khabour also identified a victim bringing the death toll to 11. Fatima Abdullah al Hawash was also named as a casualty by the source, but it is believed she is one of the 10 individuals identified earlier.

All 14 sources who reported the incident alleged that the Coalition was responsible.

While the Coalition did not publicly declare strikes in the governorate at the time, a later assessment of this claim asserted that “After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.”

This indicated that the Coalition had in fact struck at Markada on this date.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Mohammed al Ahmad al Jadawi Age unknown male killed
  • Amin al Ahmed al Jadawi Age unknown killed
  • Mother of Mohammed al Ahmad al Jadawi Adult female killed
  • Hussein al Jadawi Age unknown male killed
  • A member of the Hussein al Jadawi’s family 1 Age unknown killed
  • A member of the Hussein al Jadawi’s family 2 Age unknown killed
  • A member of the Hussein al Jadawi’s family 3 Age unknown killed

Family members (5)

  • Daughter of Abdullah al Hawash Age unknown female killed
  • Granddaughter of Abdullah al Hawash Age unknown female killed
  • Daughter of Adnan al Hawash Age unknown female killed
  • Adnan al Hawash Adult male killed
  • Fatima Abdullah al Hawash Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ 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
    Insufficient evidence of civilian harm
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Kishkish al Zayanat village, Deir Ez Zor, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV665735
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 2018
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The Coalition has not publicly reported any strikes in Hassakah for July 9th-11th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]