Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1777

Incident date

July 1, 2018

Location

السراجية, Al Sarajiya, Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.879401, 41.263677 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, a civilian identified as Sayed Khader Mohammed was killed in an artillery bombardment on the village of al Sarajiya.

Three sources, apparent carbon copies of each other, reported that a civilian was killed “as a result of artillery bombardment”, but did not identify a culprit. Samidon Press stated that the individual perished and others injured as a result of artillery shelling by “SDF militants”.

Other sources reported both artillery and air strikes on the village southeast of Hasakah. According to Al Hassakah Youth, Coalition aircraft targeted the village, with several airstrikes destroying “a number of houses in the village.”

This was supported by a number of sources, including a tweet from Suhaib al Hasskawi, who clarified the location of the village in a reaction to a posed question: “South-east of al-Hasakah on the Syrian-Iraqi border, the area of the Tu’aiman which is still under the control of the islamic state organization”.

Marsad al Hassaka also reported “mass destruction of civilian property” as a result of Coalition airstrikes. In a separate report, the source stated that “shells by Kurdish units” had also struck the village. Both Coalition airstrikes and SDF artillery shelling on al Sarajiya were reported by Shaam News.

It is important to note that the SDF was not known to have had access to artillery at Deir Ezzor.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Sayed Khader Mohammed Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 'One civilian is killed and others injured by the artillery shelling of SDF militants, which targeted the village Sarrajiya southeast of Hasaka'

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Sarajiya (السراجية), for which the coordinates are: 35.879401, 41.263677. The village is near the Iraqi border

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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al-Sarajiya, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 25, 2018
  • July 1, 2018, near al-Sarajiya, 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 strike in Syria for July 1st 2018.

France
  • English
    /
    Original

From June 27th to July 3rd, Task Force Wagram conducted six artillery shooting missions against the last pockets of ISIS in the Euphrates Valley. Since the launch of the offensive on May 1st, it’s conducted 168 shooting missions. Over the last week, French aircraft carried out 21 sorties – but once again no airstrikes were conducted.

‘OPÉRATION CHAMMAL SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THEATRE Offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech en Syrie En Syrie, l’offensive contre les deux dernières emprises territoriales de Daech se poursuit sans que Daech n’oppose de véritable résistance. Menée par les forces démocratiques syriennes, coordonnée avec les forces de sécurité irakiennes et appuyée par la coalition, elle a déjà permis de reprendre près de 600 km2 de territoire à Daech depuis son lancement le 1er mai. Poursuite des actions de sécurisation en Irak En Irak, les forces de sécurité irakiennes poursuivent leurs opérations de sécurisation sur l’ensemble du territoire. Les zones d’effort prioritaires restent Bagdad, la région de Ninive et le désert de l’Anbar. Les saisies d’armes et de munitions y sont régulières. ACTIVITE DE LA FORCE Formation au profit des forces de sécurité irakiennes La Task Force Narvik poursuit ses stages au profit de l’Iraki Counter Terrorisme Service (ICTS). Près de 200 stagiaires sont actuellement formés aux techniques de lutte contre les engins explosifs, de maniement et d’entretien d’armements lourds, de déplacement tactique en convoi, de secourisme au combat et de tir de précision. La Task Force Wagram en appui de l’offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech présentes dans la vallée de l’Euphrate Les artilleurs de la Task Force Wagram demeurent engagés en appui de l’offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech dans la vallée de l’Euphrate. Depuis le lancement de l’offensive le 1er mai, la Task Force Wagram a réalisé 168 missions de tirs, dont 6 sur la semaine écoulée (bilan du 27 juin au 03 juillet inclus). Depuis le début de son engagement, la Task Force Wagram a réalisé 1827 missions de tirs. Les bases aériennes en Jordanie et aux EAU en appui des opérations Sur la semaine écoulée, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 21 sorties aériennes en appui des forces locales engagées au sol (bilan du 27 juin au 03 juillet inclus). Aucune frappe n’a été réalisée. Bilan total de l’action du pilier appui aérien depuis le 19/09/14 : 8195 sorties / 1450 frappes / 2241 objectifs neutralisés.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]