Up to 15 civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Duaij, according to local media.
Al Khabour reported that “the international Coalition targeted a civilian car in the village of Al-Duaij in the town of Tal al-Jayr east of al-Shadadi, killing one civilian and wounding the others seriously.” Shaam News, Masar Press, Baladi and Syrian Press Center also blamed the Coalition.
Syria Press Center provided more detail, reporting that “the village of Al-Duaij in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah yesterday evening was subjected to air raids from the international coalition aircraft which resulted in a massacre that killed 15 martyrs and wounded civilians from the families of Al-Sinjar and Al-Azzou.”
Hasaka Rasd named the following as killed: “children of Majid al-Sinjar, Children of Fadel Al-Ezzo“.
According to Zaman al Wasl, “the activist Mohammed al-Khader told Zaman al-Wasl that 15 people were killed and wounded as a result of aerial bombardment of the village of Duaij east of the area of Tel Shayerr near the border crossing of Tal Safouk”.
Huseein Mortada, also blaming the Coalition reported that 15 civilians were “killed and injured”.
Step News agency put the death toll at 15.
The incident was first reported on November 11, 2017 at 12:00 am by .
- Majid al-Sinjar Child killed
- Fadel Al-Ezzo Child killed
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Duaij (الدعيج), for which the exact location is unknown. One source mentions that the strike hit an ambulance at the Rajim Al Salibi (ﺭﺟﻢ ﺍﻟﺼﻠﻴﺒﻲ) area/checkpoint (location unknown) in the vicinity or east of the village of Tel Shayer/Tall al-Jayer (تل الجاير), for which the coordinates are: 36.033926, 41.0987592. This is near the border crossing of Tel Safouk (تل الصفوك), for which the coordinates are: 36.059924, 41.255894. Based on these coordinates, we have assessed that the village of Duaij (الدعيج) could be located in the area marked in red below
Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Oct 26, 2017
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
For November 11th-12th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.”