Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1690

Incident date

December 2, 2017

Location

Abu Hamam or Al Kashkiya, Deir Ezzor, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.823668, 40.668812 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Abu Hamam and al Kashkiya, local media reported.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “International Coalition’s warplanes targeted areas in the towns of Abu Hamam and Al-Kashkia, killing three citizens including two women, and injuring others”.

One woman was specifically reported killed by the Coalition in Abu Hamam by the Shaam News Network, Step News and others.

Other sources reported Coalition airstrikes on al Kashkiya that day in support of SDF ground actions. And there were broader references to three civilians killed in the two towns.

According to Al Sharq al Souri, “Three members of the [Islamic] state organization were killed in a coalition air raid targeting a car for the organization in the town of Al-Kashkiya east of Deir Al-Zour”. Al Haal put the number of ISIS fighters killed at six with nine others wounded, while other sources also reported violent clashes in the area.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image showing SDF presence in the town of Daranj East, Dec 2nd (via QSD jabha )

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbouring villages of Abu Hamam (ابو حمام) and Al Kashkiya (الكشكية), for which the coordinates are: 34.823668, 40.668812

  • The neighbouring villages of Abu Hamam (ابو حمام) and Al Kashkiya (الكشكية).

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Google

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 December 1st-2nd the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS fighting position, an indirect fire weapon and a heavy weapon.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]