Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1744

Incident date

April 14, 2018

Location

العاليات, Al A’liat village, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.539811, 40.957417 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to two sources, three civilians were killed in an airstrike on the village of Al-A’liat in the Soussa district of Deir Ezzor governorate on April 14th.

Smart News and Fresh Online reported that an ISIS HQ in the village of Al A’liat near al Soussa was targeted by the Coalition. A local source told Smart News that the three civilians had been present at the facility, as they had been detained by ISIS on charges of drug abuse, statements against sharia law and pornography that was found on their phones.

According to both Smart News and Fresh Online, three ISIS members were allegedly also killed in the bombardment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al A’liat (العاليات), for which the coordinates of its midpoint are: 34.539811, 40.957417. The alleged Coalition strike targeted an ISIS prison, the exact location of which is unknown

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 Tal-Aliat village, al-Soussa, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 26, 2018
  • April 14, 2018, near Tal-Aliat village, al-Soussa, 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 April 14th, the Coalition reported that “On April 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed three Daesh IED’s."

Summary

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