Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1472

Incident date

September 11, 2017

Location

Al Dasheisha, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.044258, 41.16413 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported “seriously wounded” following an “aerial bombardment” by the US-led Coalition, local sources alleged.

The raid reportedly took place at Al Dashisha village 35km southeast of al Shaddadi. According to Baladi, “shelling that targeted the village, caused the destruction of shops” and “other rockets targets the warehouses of grain causing an outbreak of fire, and destroying the entire stock”.

According to a source who spoke to Top News, the raid came after evening prayers and “the Coalition aircraft did not leave the skies throughout the night”. Ibrahim Abukail, a resident of Markad (44 km distance away), said “the target is a vital market for the population, where civilians are dispatched from far away areas to purchase their needs and food commodities”.

While the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the area for this date, a later assessment stated that “The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.” This indicated that Coalition strikes may indeed have been conducted in the area on this date.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrike targeted a market in the village of Al Dashisha (الدشیشة), in the vicinity of the village of Tal Al Jayer (تل الجابر), the coordinates of this village are: 36.044258, 41.164130. Satellite imagery available to Airwars from September 12, 2017 shows traces of airstrikes in this area

  • A Sentinel image of Al Dashisha (الدشیشة)/Tal Al Jayer (تل الجابر) area on Sept. 07, 2017.

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Sentinel Hub

  • A Sentinel image of Al Dashisha (الدشیشة)/Tal Al Jayer (تل الجابر) area on Sept. 12, 2017.

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Sentinel Hub

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 Dashishah, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV949910
    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

The Coalition did not report any strikes in Hassaka for September 9th-12th 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]