Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1673

Incident date

November 13, 2017

Location

الباغوز, Abu Kamal, al Baghouz, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.43221, 40.99226 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians including a woman and her two children died in al Baghouz, according to local media – though it was unclear who was responsible for their deaths.

Sharqiya Voice reported that one civilian died and others were wounded “as a result of artillery shells”, which the source reported were fired by the Iraqi army.

According to Al Hall, “four mortar shells fired from the Iraqi side of the village of Al-Bagouz in the countryside of Abu Kamal, killed one man and injured five others”.

However, Al Boukamal is Being Slaughtered reported that there had been artillery shelling by the regime forces on the town of Al-Bagouz”.

The incident was first reported on November 13, 2017 at 10:00 am by .

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mrs. Nahla Al-Zaher Adult female named by Al Sharq news as killed by unidentified “warplanes" killed
  • Child of Mrs. Nahla Al-Zaher 1 Child named by Al Sharq news as killed by unidentified “warplanes" killed
  • Child of Mrs. Nahla Al-Zaher 2 Child named by Al Sharq news as killed by unidentified “warplanes" killed

Family members (2)

  • Fahad Tayseer Al Ali Age unknown named by Al Sharq news as killed by unidentified “warplanes" killed
  • Badour Taysir al-Ali Age unknown named by Al Sharq news as killed by unidentified “warplanes" killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Baghouz (الباغوز), for which the coordinates are: 34.43221,40.99226

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 13th-14th: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]