Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1341

Incident date

August 6, 2017

Location

البوليل, Al Bouliyal, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.215384, 40.370336 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

One civilian male died in an airstrike on al Boulial, however, there was uncertainty regarding the date of his death.

On August 9th, Euphrates Post reported “a resident of the town of Al-Boulial, died of wounds he sustained as a result of airstrikes on the water crossing in the town several days ago.”

Mohsen and AlBahkour and Moujham Al Hayal reported on August 10th that Hilal Saleh al-Thurdan died in a “bombing” of al Boulial.

Alpolil.shamar published an image of a leaflet announcing the man’s death.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hilal Saleh al-Thurdan Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Leaflet announcing the death of Hilal Saleh al-Thardan due to alleged Coalition airstrikes in Al Bouliyal, 6th August 2017. (via Alpolil.shamar)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a river crossing in the town of Al Boulail (البوليل). The coordinates for this river crossing are: 35.215384, 40.370336.

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 al Bouliyal, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU247977
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 August 6th-7th the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills.”

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]