Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS185

Incident date

February 27, 2016

Location

عين العروس, `Ayn al `Arus, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.6703466, 38.9346886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

According to reports up to 16 civilians including 10 members of a family died in Ain al A’rouss “following Coalition raids.” One adult male civilian victim – the head of the family – was named by VDC as Faeour al Abo.

According to Shaam News, Daesh targets had been struck in the town: “International coalition aircraft attacked the Al Bazza’i building in the town of Ain Al A’rouss near Tal Abyad, where elements of IS were holed up inside. This led to the destruction of the building and the killing of all those who were inside.

Another source noted: “Baladi News’s reporter confirmed that ten people including women and children were killed in the family of Mr. Fa’our Al I’bbo, when the coalition bombed their home in Ain Al A’rouss. The coalition also bombed three other houses belonging to Ismail Al I’bbo, and Hamad Mahmoud Juma’a al Hawi, which led to the displacement of the villagers to the neighboring villages.”

In a later report the Syrian Network placed the final death toll at 16, who it said died in two separate events. “First incident: Fixed-wing international coalition forces war-planes fired missiles that targeted Ein Al Arous village which resulted in the killing of 11 individuals including two children and five women

Second incident: Fixed-wing international coalition forces warplanes fired a missile that targeted a residential building in Ein Al Arous village which resulted in the killing of four individuals: Victims’ names:

1- Hamad Jomaa Hamad

2- Ismail Khalil Eneizan

3- Baran Ismail Al Eneizan, child

4- Mrs. Sifein, her surname wasn’t acquired

Raqaa is Being Slaughtered has published a picture [below] of a burning building it said was among the Deash-occupied facilities targeted.

On March 10, 2022 in the CJTF-OIR Civilian Casualty Report, the Coalition reported this incident to be “non-credible”, stating that “After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Turfah Ibrahim Al Abbo
Adult female killed
Adult male killed
Ibrahim Fa’our Al Abbou
Adult male killed
Ismail Fa’our Al Abbou
Adult male killed
Mohammad Al Fa’our Al Abbou
Child male killed
Ahmad Ibrahim Al Abbou
Child male killed
Mohammad Ibrahim Al Abbou
Adult male killed
Rim Fa’our Al Abbou
Adult female killed
Aisha Fa’our Al Abbou
Adult female killed
Ro’a Fa’our Al Abbou
Adult female killed

The victims were named as:

Zahra Hamad Al Kadrou
Adult female killed
Hamad Jomaa Hamad
Age unknown male killed
Ismail Khalil Eneizan
Age unknown male killed
Baran Ismail Al Eneizan
Child male killed
Sifein
Adult female last name could not be found killed

Geolocation notes

Coordinates released by the Coalition place the event at 36.67034, 38.93468

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 16
  • (3 children6 women7 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • One of the buildings reportedly targeted by the Coalition on February 27th in Ayn (via Raqaa is Being Slaughtered)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Open incident
  • Stated location
    near Ayn al Arus
    Nearest population center
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDA9416358305
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 10, 2022
  • Feb. 27, 2016, near Ayn al Arus, Syria, via Airwars report. After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike. 2922/CS185 37SDA9416358305

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For February 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Tal Abyad, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.”

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 16
  • (3 children6 women7 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]