Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1775

Incident date

June 25, 2018

Location

سوح الجزر, Suh al Jozr in the northern Deir Ezzor Desert , Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

36.026517, 39.91074 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

One civilian adult male was reported killed in a Coalition strike in a desert area of Deir Ezzor governorate, according to a single source.

A tweet by Deir Ezzor 24 reported on the “Death of Fawaz Abtisheh Farhan from the village of # Mu’ijel after an air raid of the international coalition targeted his car in the northern desert # Deir Ezzor yesterday”.

In correspondence with Airwars, Deir Ezzor 24 stated that Fawaz Abtish al Farhan, also known as Abu Muhannad, was from the town of Ma’ijal in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor. “He is an adult civilian, killed in a raid by a fixed wing aircraft belonging to the international coalition. The missile targeted his car in the desert of al Sour town in northern Deir Ezzor on 25/6/2018,” the local news ervice said.

In what may be the same event, Step News Agency and Baladi News reported that Two members of the Islamic State were killed” after their car was targeted by Coalition aircraft near Suh al Jozr in the desert of northern Deir Ezzor.

At present, Airwars researchers cannot assess whether the identified man was one of the two claimed ISIS fighters killed in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fawaz Abtisheh Farhan Adult male From Mu'ijan killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 'Death of "Fawaz Abtisheh Farhan" from the village of # Mu’ijel after an air raid of the international coalition targeted his car in the northern desert # Deir Ezzor yesterday'

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrike targeted a car near the area of Suh al Jozr (سوح الجزر), in the northern desert of Deir Ezzor. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to locate the area of Suh al Jozr (سوح الجزر). The coordinates for the approximate location of the northern desert of Deir Ezzor are: 36.026517, 39.91074

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    in desert in northern Deir Ezzor, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 25, 2018
  • June 25, 2018, in desert in northern Deir Ezzor, Syria, via Airwars. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The Coalition did not publicly report any airstrikes in Iraq or Syria on June 25th 2018.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]