Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1447

Incident date

September 5, 2017

Location

Al Kasra, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.566026, 39.921484 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Euphrates Post reported two civilians killed “as a result of air strikes on the town of Al-Kasra yesterday”.

One of the comments below the post challenged one of the fatality reports, saying that on of the named civilians, Shihab Khalaf al Mahmoud was instead just lightly injured. The home was destroyed, the relative said.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Shihab Khalaf al-Hamoud Age unknown killed
  • Hamid Mashaal al-Khalaf Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of al-Kasra (الكسرة), for which the coordinates are: 35.566026, 39.921484. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further

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 Kasra, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SEV865362
    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 September 4th – 5th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED.”

For September 5th - 6th, the Coalition reported: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a staging area". It later reported, "On Sept. 5, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed 42 ISIS fuel trucks, four front-end loaders and four tactical vehicles"

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]