Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1553

Incident date

September 30, 2017

Location

المجاودة, Al Mojawedah/Al Aranessah, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.6574984, 40.7948971 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that one displaced woman was killed in a dawn raid on the home of Abbas Freih Al Salama in Al Mojawedah – though most sources did not identify who was responsible for the attack.

However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the warplanes responsible were “believed to be Russian”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Majawdeh (المجاودة) and Al Aranessah (العرانسه), in the Abu Kamal countryside. It is unclear if these are the are two or one villages. Open source maps give a possible location for Al Majawdeh (المجاودة) at: 34.6574984, 40.7948971

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 Mojawedah, 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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]