Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1678

Incident date

November 20, 2017

Location

باغوز فوقاني, Al Baghouz, Deir ez-Zor, Iraq

Geolocation

34.4641667, 40.9452778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians – reportedly women – were wounded in Al Baghouz, according to local media. The attack may have resulted from Iraqi or Coalition artillery.

Sharqiya Voice reporetd that “two women were injured as a result of the fall of Iraqi artillery shells on the village of # Albaguz amid the movement of the displacement of residents towards the village of Sousse and Shafa.”

Radio Amal cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rightsm reporting that “the Observatory pointed to the sound of explosions in the area caused by the fall of shells in the village of Al-Baghouz and the town of Al-Shafa, causing the injury of several people.”. The source didn’t say who was responsible for the shelling, meaning that a Coalition action cannot be ruled out as Coalition artillery may also have been active in the area.

 

The incident was first reported on November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm by .

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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, Iraq government forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Baghouz al Foqani (باغوز فوقاني), for which the coordinates are: 34.4641667, 40.9452778

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 19th-20th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Syria.

Iraq government forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iraq government forces
  • Iraq government forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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, Iraq government forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]