Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS177

Incident date

February 17, 2016

Location

الحسكة, Al-Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.5044792, 40.74354 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Alleged Coalition airstrikes on three or four Daesh-controlled villages killed 15 civilians including three children, according to both the Syrian Observatory and the Hassakah Youth Movement.

In a later report, the Damascus Center noted: “On the afternoon [of Wednesday 17th February 2016), planes likely to be the Coalition launched more than ten air strikes, affecting several civilian sites in the countryside of southern Hassakah including houses inhabited by unarmed civilians. More than 40 civilians died and nearly 70 were wounded, with the following towns south of Hassakah targeted: (Traykham, Al Hadidiya, al Madina, Al Khalifa “Gouna”, Alhalil, Abu Vichke, Umm Hajra, Al’ammo, Alhoiesh “Albu Frio”).

Blogger Siraj al Hasskawi later issued the names of those he said had died.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ali Zirro Age unknown male Al-Haleel village killed
  • Ali Zirro's wife Age unknown female Al-Haleel village killed

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Ali Zirro Age unknown male Al-Haleel village killed
  • Ahmed Ali Zirro's wife (Sabha Abdullah al Da'as) Age unknown female Al-Haleel village killed

Family members (1)

  • the entire Tahmaz Family Age unknown Traykham village killed

Family members (1)

  • the family of Khalaf Al Hussein Age unknown Traykham village killed

Family members (1)

  • the family of Hamdan Khalfan al Ali Age unknown Traykham village killed

Family members (1)

  • Two families from Al-Immo village Age unknown Al-Immo village killed
  • The family of Ahmad al A’keel Age unknown Al-Haleel village killed
  • The family of Hammoud al A’keel Age unknown Al-Haleel village killed
  • the child Hanan Hammoud Al A’keel Child Al-Haleel village killed
  • Child Abdul al Samad al Saleh Child male Al-Haleel village killed
  • the family of Ayed Zeib Age unknown Al-Haleel village killed
  • Adour al Hamdan’s family Age unknown Abu Fishke village killed
  • The family of Ibrahim Al-Ahmad Age unknown Al Hadadiya village killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 40
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    70
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

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 February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 40
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    70
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]