Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1671

Incident date

November 11, 2017

Location

الدعيج, Al Duaij, Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.040216, 41.178818 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 15
  • (1–6 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • 'Pictures showing the remains of civilians scattered by the bombing of international coalition aircraft for a civilian car near the village of # Duaij of the town of # Tal_Shayer east of Al-Shaddadi' , Nov 11th 2017. (via Hasaka Rasd)
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    Flesh of civilian casualty, following an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Duaij, 11th November 2017. (via Hasaka Rasd)

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

  • Assessed area in which the village of Duaij (الدعيج) is most likely located

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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, 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

US-led Coalition

For November 11th-12th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.”


Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 15
  • (1–6 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]