Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1491

Incident date

September 14, 2017

Location

دشيشة, Al Dasheisha, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.7858464, 40.8256812 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seventeen civilians were reported killed in alleged airstrike by the US-led Coalition on al Dashisha village, according to local sources. However the claim has been strongly refuted by some sources.

Jisirtv said the civilians were inside a car which was subject to an “intensive aerial bombardment” by Coalition forces. @watannews2015 said the family of Abyan Khader were killed in the attack.

There are very few sources for an incident of this magnitude and the incident was refuted by al Shadadi news centre (@ShMC99).

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • The family of Abyan Khader killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    17
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Dashish (دشیشة), for which the coordinates are: 35.7858464, 40.8256812. 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
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 13th – 14th the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Hassaka.
For September 14th – 15th the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Hassaka.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    17
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]