Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1431

Incident date

August 30, 2017

Location

T2 near Iraqi-Syria border, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.376879, 40.151596 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to multiple local sources, one adult male died in an alleged Coalition airstrike. A source quoted by the Palmyra Coordination Committee asserted strikes targeted “a civilian car he was travelling near the second station T2 near the Iraqi-Syrian border yesterday.”

The source added: “It is worth mentioning that the Coalition announced the targeting of a convoy of elements in the countryside of Deir Ezzor near the place mentioned at the same time.”

In a later update the source added that the strike “targeted civilian cargo vehicles belonging to people from Palmyra, near the second T2 station T2 at the Iraqi-Syrian border. One driver was killed and his car burned and others were slightly injured. The raid did not target any convoy or ISIS element.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fadi Mohammed Eid al-Sokhn Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the T2 pumping station and Iraqi-Syrian border area (المحطة الثانية قرب الحدود السورية العراقية), for which the coordinates are: 34.376879,40.151596

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
    T2 near Iraqi-Syria border, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 31, 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 30th-31st, “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil stills and damaged five supply routes.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]