Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1549

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

Suwaydan Jazeera, Deir Ezzor, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.904131, 40.601839 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Local media reported the death of one woman, displaced from Aleppo, in an airstrike on the home of Fayez Al Akla. Free Deir Ezzor said that members of the young woman’s family were also injured in the shelling.

According to Euphrates Post, the house of Fayez al-Akla had been turned into an ISIS prison. Sources said that the house was destroyed.

While Euphrates Post blamed the regime, the Shaam News Network said that Russia carried out strikes on Suwaydan Jazeera, leading to civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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, Russian Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Local reports mention Suwaydan Jazeera (سویدان جزیرة) village, for which the coordinates are: 34.9013889, 40.5897222. Airwars geolocated the photograph included in a report by Euphrates Post of a damaged building, allegedly the house of Fayez Al Akla, to Al Karamah village (الكرامة), at: 34.904131, 40.601839

  • Airwars geolocated a photograph included in local reports of a damaged building to Al Karamah village (الكرامة), at: 34.904131, 40.601839

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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 Suwaydan Jazeerah, 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.“

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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, Russian Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]