Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1544

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

المیادین, Al Mayadin, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Families were reportedly “trapped underneath the rubble” following alleged Russian, regime or US-led Coalition airstrikes on neighbourhoods of Al Mayadin.

RFS said Russian and regime aircraft “carried out dozens of heavy air raids on the neighborhoods of Deir al-Zour under the control of the organization Da’ash with cluster bombs and rockets”. The source said that “warplanes carried out similar raids” on al Mayadin and Al-Shuhail resulting in four civilian casualties. It is important to note that RFS acknowledged the presence of the US-led Coalition in and around the city of Al Mayadin.

Qasioun said Russian warplanes conducted “more than 30” strikes on Al Mayadin and surrounding areas, and suspected that there were “dozens of civilians killed and wounded”. A number of civilians were killed and wounded by both Russian and Coalition aircraft in Deir Ezzor according to Baladi, who attributed the victims’ under the rubble to “shelling by the Coalition”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Al Mayadin (المیادین), Deir ez-Zor governorate, for which the coordinates are: 35.016667, 40.444167.

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 Mayadin, Syria
    Nearest population center

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

For September 28th-29th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and a supply route; and damaged a fighting position.” And: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.”

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]