Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1623

Incident date

October 13, 2017

Location

الحسين, Markada/Husayn, Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.6333333, 40.7166667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported civilian casualties in the town of Markadah and nearby al Husain village following alleged US-led Coalition strikes.

News of civilian deaths came amidst reports of conflict in the area over the past 48 hours.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented violent clashes between the so-called Islamic State organisation and the US-backed SDF in the area of Jabal al-Maza west of Markadah. The SDF reportedly made advancement in the area resulting in human losses in the ranks of both factions.

Sharqiya Voice documented several raids carried out by the US-led Coalition and reports of civilian casualties; the source SMC alleged that Coalition aircraft destroyed Alawi Aziz al-Ja’atah’s house and other houses but this could not be confirmed at the moment since the village was evacuated for more than ten days.

Airwars will update the entry when any new information regarding civilian casualties arises.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Marqadah (مركدة), for which the coordinates are: 35.765641, 40.771032. Sources also mention the village of Al Husayn (الحسین) at these coordinates: 35.6333333, 40.7166667.

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 Markadah, 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 12th – 13th the Coalition reported no strikes near Hasaka.

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]