Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1547

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

الاربعين, Al Mayadin, Al Ara'ain street, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.017721, 40.447309 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians died in a strike on a taxi or militant vehicle in Al Arba’ain street, Al Mayadin, local media reported – though it was unclear who was to blame. Most sources didn’t identify who was responsible, though one attributed the event to Russian aircraft.

Euphrates Post reported “a military air strike targeted a taxi in Al-Arbaeen Street in the city of Al-Mayadin, killing all in the car.” Masar Press said that “three civilians were killed as a result of the targeting of a military vehicle in Al-Arbaeen Street in Al-Mayadin”. That suggested that the civilians harmed were not in the vehicle itself.

Alghad, which put the death toll at five, blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Al Arba’eeb Street (الأربعین) in Al Mayadin city. Open Source maps give a possible possible for Al Arba’eeb Street (الأربعین) at: 35.017721, 40.447309.

  • Possible location for Al Arba’eeb Street (الأربعین).

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    © 2018 Google

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]