Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1735

Incident date

March 3–5, 2018

Location

الباغوز, 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

A young man, identified as Omar Mohammed Ali Al Dakhoul, originally from Al Bu Ammru, was killed in an airstrike on the town of Al Baghouz, according to three local sources.

None of the reports however specified on which date the bombardment took place, only mentioning that the man was killed “days ago”.

Statements by Marsad Mohsen and Al Mohsen and Al Bakhour detailed that “an affiliate of the International Alliance” was believed to be behind the air raids.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Omar Mohammed Ali Al Dakhoul Age unknown male Son of Abu Ammar-Al-Bu adallah-Al-Dakhol killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Ali Jassem al-Furaiji who was killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike (via Euphrates Post, Nov 29th 2018).
  • Ali Jassem al-Furaiji, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike (via Youth of Al Soussa)

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
  • Stated location
    near al-Bagouz, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 25, 2018
  • March 5, 2018, near al-Bagouz, Syria, via Airwars. 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 March 3rd, the Coalition reported: “On Mar. 3 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units.”

For March 4th: "On Mar. 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. • Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two Daesh supply routes."

For March 5th: "On Mar. 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. • Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh supply route and a Daesh transportation vehicle. "

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]