Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1548

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

الصبحة, Al Sabha, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.2970537, 40.2363968 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians died in an airstrike on Al Sabha, according to local media, though it was unclear who was to blame.

Most sources did not identify the warplanes responsible for the attack, thoiugh Qasioun pointed towards the regime. The Syrian Network for Human Rights also blamed the regime, and put the death toll at five including two girls and two women. Two of Maryam Hussain Al-Sha’lan’s daughters and Ahmad Al Tarad Al Tama’s wife were listed in addition those named below.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Nahar al-Masha’al Adult male killed
  • Maryam Hussain Al-Sha’lan Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 'Mohammad Nahar al-Mash'al "Abu al-Majd" was one of the victims of yesterday's massacre as a result of air strikes that led to the death of 5 people, including a woman and her two daughters' (via Euphrates Post)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Sabha (قریة الصبحة), east countryside of Deir ez-Zor governorate. The coordinates for this village are: 35.2970537, 40.2363968.

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 Sabha, 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 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.“

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]