Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1406

Incident date

August 22, 2017

Location

various villages south of Shadadi, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.794425, 40.829315 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Airstrikes hit Markada and the villages of Al-Dushisha, Rakhsh, Al-Zaynat and Al-Fadghmi, in the south of Al-Hasaka, according to local sources. The US-led Coalition was alleged to have conducted the strikes.

Specific casualty numbers were unknown, however, according to the Al Qaeda-linked group Tahrir Al Sham, which claimed that “the International Alliance launched air raids targeting the towns and villages of Markada, Dishisha, Kachkash, Zaynat and Fadghmi in the southern countryside, leading to the fall of a number of martyrs and wounded civilians.”

Hasaka Rasd also said there were reports of civilian casualties but provided no figures.

The alliance itself publicly declared no strikes in the governorate on this date, and later assessed for the claimed event that “The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention that a number of villages were targeted in the Khabur river valley, south of Shaddadi (الشدادي): Markada (مركدة), coordinates: 35.75579, 40.76644; Dushisha (الدشيشة), coordinates: 35.7876, 40.82794; Keshkash (كشكش), coordinates: 35.91588, 40.84596; Al Fadghami (الفدغمي), coordinate: 35.905, 40.88778; and Zaynat (الزيانات),  coordinates: 35.8917, 40.84569.

  • Villages of Markada (مركدة), Dushisha (الدشيشة), Keshkash (كشكش), Al Fadghami (الفدغمي) and Zaynat (الزيانات) in the Khabur river valley, south of Shaddadi

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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 various villages of al Shadadi, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV653626
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 21st-23rd the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes near Hasaka.

Media
from belligerent (1) [ collapse]

  • For Aug 16-22, France report 5 strikes in Iraq and 2 in Syria. Task Force Wagram conducted 60 artillery missions. (@EtatMajorFR)

Summary

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