Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1795

Incident date

September 5, 2018

Location

بادية ذبيان, Badiya area of Theyban city, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0162094, 40.5101418 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that two boys aged 16 and 17, “were killed by an aircraft believed to belong to the International Coalition.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights noted that the airstrike took place at  “Badiya [area] of Theyban city” in the suburbs of Deir Ezzor.

Both Euphrates Post and Deir Ezzor 24 named the two boys and said both were from Al Hawaij. According to the media outlets, the two boys were on a motorcycle “on their way to to work at the crude oil burners”.

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 local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdullah al Klaib 16 years old male From al Hawaij killed
  • Jassem Al Mohammad al-Khudair 17 years old male From al Hawaij killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdullah Al Klaib (aged 16) and Jassim al-Mohammad al-Khudair (aged 17) allegedly killed in a Coalition airstrike (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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
    37SFU377758
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Sep. 5, 2018, in Theyban, 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. 3185/CS1795 37SFU377758

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The Coalition publicly reported at the time the following: "Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub."

France
  • English
    /
    Original

For Sept 5th-11th, Task Force Wagram conducted four artillery shooting missions in the Euphrates Valley. Aircraft carried out 21 sorties but there were no airstrikes.

‘CHAMMAL SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THEATRE Offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech en Syrie Le 10 septembre, dans la moyenne vallée de l’Euphrate, les forces démocratiques syriennes ont lancé l’offensive contre le dernier bastion territorial tenu par Daech. La coalition appuie cette opération. Poursuite des actions de sécurisation en Irak En Irak, Daech continue d’agir dans un mode semi-clandestin et conduit des attentats ponctuels. Les Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI) poursuivent leurs actions, avec des opérations de sécurisation. ACTIVITÉ DE LA FORCE La frégate de défense aérienne « Chevalier Paul » est toujours en Méditerranée orientale. Le dispositif aérien ou terrestre n’a pas connu d’évolution. La Task Force Wagram en appui de l’offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech présentes dans la vallée de l’Euphrate En appui de la préparation et de la conduite de l’offensive lancée le lundi 10 septembre par les FDS dans la région de Hajine, la TF Wagram a réalisé, depuis le territoire irakien, 4 missions de tir cette semaine (bilan du 5 au 11 septembre inclus). Depuis le début de son engagement, la Task Force Wagram a réalisé 1889 missions de tir. Les bases aériennes en Jordanie et aux EAU en appui des opérations Les aéronefs français basés en Jordanie et aux Emirats arabes unis poursuivent leurs actions contre Daech au sein de la coalition. La semaine dernière, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 21 sorties aériennes en appui des forces locales engagées au sol (bilan du 5 au 11 septembre inclus). Aucune frappe n’a été réalisée. Bilan total de l’action du pilier appui aérien depuis le 19/09/14 : 8458 sorties / 1457 frappes / 2249 objectifs neutralisés.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]