Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1432

Incident date

August 30, 2017

Location

Al Hawaji, Deir Ezzor, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.055294, 40.488739 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including two women and three children, died in airstrikes carried out by unknown aircraft on the al Hawaij village in Deir Ezzor Governorate, alleged local sources. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Euphrates Post listed those killed.

The US-led Coalition was not attributed to the attack; sources referred to “bombing by warplanes” and “airstrikes” however they did not identify the culprit. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights more civilians were expected injured following the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Mrs. Nuria Al Shalash Al Yahya (wife of Salih Al Salloum Al Abbas) Adult female killed
  • The child Farah Khader Al Saleh Al Abbas Child female killed
  • The child Nur al-Huda Ibrahim Saleh Al Abbas Child female killed
  • The Child Saleh Ibrahim Al Abbas Child male killed
  • Mrs. Suad wife of Ibrahim Saleh Al Abbas Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children2 women)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident only mention Al Hawaij (حوائج) village in the countryside of Deir Ezzor. The coordinates for Al Hawaij (حوائج) are: 35.055294, 40.488739.

  • Al Hawaij (حوائج) village in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.

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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 al Hawaij, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 31, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

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
    5
  • (3 children2 women)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]