Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1552

Incident date

September 30, 2017

Location

Al Zubari, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.1292971, 40.3955095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and at least three were injured in airstrikes on Al Zubari, according to local media – though it was unclear who carried out the attack. Most sources didn’t apportion blame, though one said that Russia had bombed the town.

According to the Smart News Agency, “a civilian was killed and others were wounded in shelling on the town of Zubari, Southeast of Deir Ezzor. This was in addition to the demolition of a large number of houses and displacement of residents along the bank of the Euphrates River.”

Amer Hweidi reported, “a number of air raids targeted al-Zubari village near al-Tawba mosque, Al Sharjeen neighborhood and Al Ashawi shops, resulting in the death of a displaced person and the injury of Shihat Al ‘Eleij, Bariz al-Ashawi and his nephew Shaher.”

Euphrates Post said there had been a large number of injured people but like Amer Hweidi didn’t say who carried out the attack.

Qasioun said Russia carried out strikes on the town but did not mention civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the civilian casualties mention Al Zubari (زباري) village, for which the coordinates are: 35.1292971, 40.3955095. Airstrikes were reports in multiple locations: near Al Tawba Mosque (التوبة), Al Sharjeen neighborhood (الشرجین) and Al Ashawi (العشوي) shops area.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Zubari, 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 29th-30th , the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 3 strikes engaged four ISIS units and destroyed three vehicles.“

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]