Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1791

Incident date

August 14, 2018

Location

الباغوز فوقاني), Al Bagouz Fawqani, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.4641667, 40.9452778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians died and several others were wounded in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Al Bagouz al Fawqani, according to local media.

The Smart News Agency said: Activists told Smart that the bombing killed four civilians and wounded others, including women and children, in addition to the killing of three members of ISIS. Some activists pointed out that the bombing was carried out by Iraqi warplanes operating under the umbrella of the international coalition.” Reports placed the event in both the morning and afternoon.

According to Fresh Syria, “aircraft of the International Alliance launched several attacks on different areas of the village of Al-Bagouz, which is under the control of ISIS in the countryside Deir Ezzor, killing four civilians and wounding others.”

Baladi, which also put the death toll at four, said that the victims were “mostly women and children”. Masarpress added that the Coalition “targeted a number of civilian houses in the town”.

Sound and Picture said that one civilian had been wounded in an alleged Coalition strike.

In the second of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

The incident occured between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU786153
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Aug. 14, 2018, in Al Baghouz Fawqani, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3180/CS1791 37SFU786153

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The Coalition publicly reported the following: “On August 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh command and control centers, one Daesh command and control support facility and one Daesh supply route.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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]