Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1653

Incident date

November 1, 2017

Location

الهري, Al Harri village, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.4372222, 40.97 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Euphrates Post reported that “artillery shelling from the Iraqi side on the village of Al-Harri killed an old woman and a young woman from the Hilou saleh al Mashouh family and Mohammad Al-Hizam Al Ammash“.

Al Araby, blaming shelling by Iraqi forces, put the death toll at three including two women.

Eldorar added: “local media sources said that the Iraqi army targeted the town of Harri in front of the Iraqi border with a number of artillery shells, killing three people, including two women, one elderly.”

Deir Ezzor 24, also blaming “artillery shells from the Iraqi side” put the death toll at three with ‘dozens’ more wounded.

The incident was first reported on November 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm by .

  • a young woman from the Hilou saleh al Mashouh family Adult female killed
  • Elderly woman Adult female killed
  • Mohammad Al-Hizam Al Ammash Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention artillery shelling from the Iraqi side of the border in the village of Al Harri (الهري), for which the coordinates are: 34.4372222, 40.97

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

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 26, 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 November 1st-2nd: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroying a fighting position and damaging a line of communication.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (11) [ collapse]