Between two and four civilians died and several others were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Hajeen, according to local media. Sources said that the strike hit the car which the victims were in.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll at two, though most other sources said that three died. The Smart News Agency, also blaming the Coalition put the death toll at four.
On March 10, 2022 in the CJTF-OIR Civilian Casualty Report, the Coalition reported this incident to be “non-credible”, stating that “After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ahmed Thabet Alwais Age unknown male killed
- Attia Ibrahim Al-Duram Age unknown
Sources (10) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrike targeted a car in the village of Hajeen (هجين), for which the coordinates are: 34.6897222, 40.83 Coordinates released by the Coalition place the event at 34.68972, 40.83
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 10, 2022
Dec. 22, 2017, near Hajin, Syria, via Airwars report. After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike. 2563/S1499 37SFU6762940159
Original strike reports
For December 21st-22nd, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS staging area.”