Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1501

Incident date

September 17, 2017

Location

Abu Kamal, Al Sukkariya, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.47627, 40.911713 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Nine houses were allegedly targeted in airstrikes on al Sukkariya village, according to multiple local sources, @albokalnews suspected this indicated “dozens of civilian martyrs”. However reporting was confused with another alleged incident at al Baghouz (S1329) with no breakdown of casualties.

Fresh Syria named the US-led Coalition as the culprit, and asserted that an unknown number died in “shelling” on al Sukkariya village. It said the houses targeted were on a roundabout in al Sukariya and reportedly belonged to “elements of Daesh”, however the event still caused civilians fatalities.

Arabittoday noted the death toll was unavailable due to “security imposed by ISIS on internet cafes”. Shaam claimed Coalition strikes targeted “cars belonging to Islamic State” in the bombardment, and Al Araby said the area targeted was so-called Islamic State’s headquarters in al-Sukkariyah.

The majority of sources alleged the US-led Coalition was responsible. No further details regarding civilian casualties are presently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Sukkariyah (السكریة) roundabout area, near the city of Abu Kamal (البوكمال), for which the coordinates are: 34.476270,40.911713.

  • The Al Sukkariyah (السكریة) roundabout area

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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 16th – 17th the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS boat.”

For September 17th - 18th, the Coalition reported: "Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a logistics node and an ISIS headquarters" and "Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED and an ISIS headquarters"

United Kingdom
  • English
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    Original

‘Sunday 17 September – a Reaper eliminated a truck-bomb near Dayr az Zawr, while Tornados bombed a weapons store near Abu Kamal in eastern Syria…The next day, a Reaper conducted yet another successful attack north-east of Dayr az Zawr, eliminating a truck-bomb with a Hellfire, whilst to the south-east, close to the border with Iraq, two Tornados bombed a weapons store near Abu Kamal.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]