Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1543

Incident date

September 28, 2017

Location

المعماري, Al Mimari, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.765641, 40.771032 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Six children from the same family of Ali and Aqla al-Hajj al-Hamoud al-Hweet were killed following an aerial offensive on the village of Al Mimari, local sources said.

Initial reports by Sharqiya and Marsad Al Hasaka did not identify a culprit and referred only to “bombing”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights alleged that “International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on houses” in the village resulting in the death of the six children.

In addition to those killed, Euphrates Post documented one wounded girl, and also held the US-led Coalition responsible.

Amer Hewidi said that two girls and a boy from Ali al-Hajj al-Hamwit died and two boys and a girl from Aqla al-Jubouri al-Hamoud al-Hweet died, contradicting Marsad Al Hasaka who reported that all killed were male.

Amer Hewidi identified the wounded girl as the daughter of Hasnawi al-Jubouri al-Hamoud al-Hewitt, and described her injuries as minor. It blamed the Coalition.

The six children were buried together in one grave, amid fears the area would be targeted again, according to Al Khabour.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (6 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident name Al Mimari (المعماري) village in West Marqadah (مركدة) countryside, Al Hasaka province. Airwars is unable to geolocate Al Mimari (المعماري) village, however, the coordinates for Marqadah (مركدة) are: 35.765641, 40.771032.

  • Marqadah (مركدة) village and countryside to the West, with a 30 km radius marked in red.

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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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Al-Ma’mari, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Nov 30, 2017
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 27th – 28th the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Hasaka.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (6 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]