Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1751a

Incident date

May 15, 2018

Location

السوسة, near As Susah, Syria, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.51851, 40.96319 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Within 100m (via Coalition) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Within 100m (via Coalition)

Airwars assessment

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the deaths of four civilians near As Susah.

In its July 2018 report, the Coalition noted: “During a strike on Daesh IED facility, four civilians were unintentionally killed”.

The Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    No reason given
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Initial Airwars grading
    Confirmed
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    4
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near As Susah, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU802214
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 26, 2018
  • May 15, 2018, near As Susah, Syria, via self-report. During a strike on Daesh IED facility, four civilians were unintentionally killed.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one
Daesh command and control center, one Daesh vehicle, one Daesh-held building
and one Daesh IED facility.
 Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed four Daesh command and control centers.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]