Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1707

Incident date

January 5–7, 2018

Location

الجردي, Al Jarthi, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.8856493, 40.6237507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

On January 8th, Euphrates Post reported “the martyrdom of Khalid al-Turkawi, a displaced man from Homs governorate, from wounds he sustained as a result of a military air strike targeting his car during the attack on the town of al-Jarthi.”

The victim was also named by Syrian Human Rights Committee which blamed “a military air strike” on his car. Baladi said on January 8th the attack occurred “several days ago” suggesting that any airstrike was the work of the Coalition.

The SDF announced via Twitter on January 8th that it had liberated al Jarthi from ISIS.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khalid al-Turkawi Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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]

Media
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  • Khalid al-Turkawi, killed in an airstrike on al Jarthi (via Euphrates Post)
  • The SDF announced its capture of al Jarthi on January 8th

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For January 5th-8th the Coalition reported the following:
On Jan. 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes.
On Jan. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, a VBIED, an ISIS observation post, two fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.
On Jan. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, 17 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS headquarters, three logistics centers, two ISIS command and control centers, two fighting positions, two VBIED factories and two ISIS vehicles.”

Both the UK and the Netherlands have reported that they conducted strikes in the vicinity of Abu Kamal in the first week of January 2018.

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‘Saturday 6 January – Typhoons attacked accommodation used by Daesh, including local commanders, in eastern Syria...On Saturday 6 January, two Typhoons conducted a night attack on an isolated building some seven miles north-east of Abu Kamal, used as accommodation by Daesh extremists, including local commanders. A pair of Paveway IVs destroyed the target.’

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'Sunday 7 January saw a Reaper once again working with coalition fast jets over the Euphrates, in support of the SDF. The Reaper observed a group of terrorists assembling under a tree, around twenty miles south-east of Mayadin, allowing a prompt and effective strike by another coalition aircraft, then delivered a further attack using one of its own Hellfire missiles.'

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[The Netherlands report that Dutch F-16s stationed in Jordan have attacked an ISIS formation in support of ground troops. This happened near the city of Abu Kamal in the province of Dayr az Zawr, Syria. The fighter planes supported ground troops during 6 missions, 4 of which were over the Iraqi provinces of Ninawa, Sala ad-Din and Anbar and in the vicinity of Kirkuk. The 5th was above Eastern Syria. Only weapons were deployed during the 6th mission in East Syria.]

‘Weekoverzicht Defensieoperaties Nieuwsbericht | 10-01-2018 | 16:44 De in Jordanië gestationeerde Nederlandse F-16’s hebben ter ondersteuning van grondtroepen een ISIS-opstelling aangevallen. Dit gebeurde nabij de stad Abu Kamal in de provincie Dayr az Zawr in het oosten van Syrië. Nederland neemt boven Irak en Oost-Syrië in coalitieverband deel aan de strijd tegen terreurorganisatie ISIS. Een overzicht van Defensieoperaties in de week van 3 tot en met 9 januari 2018. De jachtvliegtuigen ondersteunden grondtroepen tijdens 6 missies, waarvan 4 boven de Iraakse provincies Ninawa, Sala ad-Din en Anbar en in de omgeving van Kirkuk. De 5e was boven Oost-Syrië. Alleen tijdens de 6e missie in Oost-Syrië zijn wapens ingezet.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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]