Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1540

Incident date

September 28, 2017

Location

Al Taybeh, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0052619, 40.4581082 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to seven women allegedly died in an airstrike on al Taybeh, according to a local media outlet. However the deaths had previously been reported on July 28th.

Three women died in an airstrike on al Taybeh, according to Deir Ezzor 24. Though its source didn’t say who was responsible, they listed three victims.

However, Majles Ahrar Mayadeen had reported the same deaths on July 28th, noting that “Coalition aircraft bombard the house of Majer al-Atish, Bandar al-Atish and Saleh al-Dakhil during Friday prayers, resulting in the deaths of the wife of Majer Al-Atish, two of the daughters of Majer, four women from the Bandar al-Atish family.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • The wife of Megharam Mohammed Al-Atish Adult female killed
  • The daughter of Majer Mohammed Al-Atish Age unknown female killed
  • The daughter of Bandar Mohammed al-Atish Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (3–7 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 (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Taybeh (الطیبة) in the outskirts of the city of Mayadin (المیادین). The coordinates for this neighbourhood are: 40.4581082, 35.0052619.

  • Neighbourhood of Al Taybeh (الطیبة) in the outskirts of the city of Al Mayadin (المیادین)

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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
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al Taybeh, Syria
    Nearest population center

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 27th – 28th the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes and an ISIS headquarters.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (3–7 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 (1) [ collapse]