Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1788

Incident date

August 6, 2018

Location

السوسة, Al Soussa, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.528889, 40.9675 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and her mother was wounded in an airstrike on Al Sousse, local media said. Most sources blamed the US-led Coalition, though there was one allegation against the regime.

According to the Syrian National Movement, “a female child was killed and her mother was injured by the International Alliance shelling the town of Sousse”. The pair were said to have originally lived in Abu Kamal.

Sound and Picture reported that “the International Air Force targeted the villages of Al-Bagouz and Al-Sousse in the countryside of Abu Kamal with several air strikes, resulting in a number of civilian casualties.”

Step also said a girl died and a number more civilians were wounded in Coalition strikes.

Al Soussa Youth said that the raids occurred on the shops of Ahmad al Turki and Mohsen al Turki.

However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed the regime, reporting that “in Deir Ezzor province, a citizen woman was killed due to shelling by the regime forces on areas in Al-Susah town in Deir Ezzor countryside.”

In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Open incident
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 6th, the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Syria, asserting: "There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on August 6, 2018."

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]