Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1574

Incident date

October 3, 2017

Location

Mayadin, Deir Ezzor, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

The Euphrates Post reported “the martyrdom of: Mrs. Nour Omar Al Haj Hassan, wife of Mahmoud Khalaf al-A’llash and her daughters Sarah and Judy Mahmoud al-A’llash, 3 months old, as a result of air strikes which targeted their home in the city of Mayadeen a few days ago.”

No additional details are presently known.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Nour Omar Al Haj Hassan Adult female wife of Mahmoud Khalaf al-A’llash killed
  • Sarah Mahmoud al-A’llash Child female killed
  • Judy Mahmoud al-A’llash 1 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Al Mayadeen (الميادين), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.016667, 40.444167. Due to the limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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 Mayadin, 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 October 3rd-4th the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle. Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]