Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1335

Incident date

August 5, 2017

Location

الفدغمي, Al Fadaghmi, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.905, 40.887778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that alleged Coalition airstrikes caused widespread destruction of civilian homes and schools in al Fadaghmi village, though there was no information about civilian casualties.

According to Arabyoum, “local sources said that Coalition raids caused the destruction of the majority of houses in the village of al-Fidghmi. They targeted it with high-explosive missiles striking civilian houses in the village. This resulted in the destruction of more than 80% of the village’s houses: the homes of Juma al-Eid, Ahmad al-‘Abd, Muhammad al-‘Abd, Nuri al-Saleh, Fathi al-‘Akla, Abdullah Al-Mohsen, Ahmad Al-Halabi, Ghiyath Al-Yunis, Mr. Al-Qudouri”.

Al Hassaka Rasd added that the raids had also destroyed the preparatory, primary and secondary schools in the village.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Fadaghmi (قريةالفدغمي), south eastern Al Shadadi, Hassaka, for which the coordinates are: 35.905, 40.887778. Besides residential areas, reports mention schools being targeted. Three school buildings are located at the following coordinates: (1) 35.908188, 40.884354, (2) 35.902721,40.887852 and (3) in a neighbouring village to the south: 35.893587, 40.888195.

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 information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Fadaghmi, al Shadadi, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 26, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 5th-6th: “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed three IED factories.”

Media
from belligerent (1) [ collapse]

  • For August 3rd-9th, France report 1 strike in Iraq and 1 in Syria, along with 9 artillery strikes in Mosul. (via EtatMajorFR)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]