Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1863

Incident date

December 2–4, 2018

Location

البوبدران, Al Soussa: al Boubadran, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.542338, 40.959091 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One child from the town of Abu Kamal died of his injuries according to multiple sources, following shrapnel injuries to the head received at some point in an air or artillery strike between December 2nd and 4th.

Abdul Aziz Maher Jamal Al-Khabour died in the village of al Boubadran near al Soussa.

Smart News said that a source close to the child told the agency that “he was killed by  shrapnel that hit his head with the bombing of an international coalition”.

Shaam News was the only source to report that multiple civilians were killed and injured, though this is likely relate to earlier events.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Aziz Maher Jamal Al-Khabour Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Aziz Maher Jamal Al-Khabour from the town of Albuqamal, alleged killed in a Coalition airstrike on the village of Albobadran (via Euphrates Post, Dec. 4th 2018).
  • Abdul Aziz Maher Jamal Al-Khabour from the town of Albuqamal, alleged killed in a Coalition airstrike on the village of Albobadran (via SN4HR, December 7th 2018).

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

On Dec. 2, 2018 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 23 military strikes consisting of 51 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Hajin, 23 strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed four command and control nodes, one building, one storage site, six staging areas, six supply routes, one tactical vehicle and three fighting positions, and suppressed seven supply routes and one fighting position.

Netherlands
  • English
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    Original

For November 28th-Dec 4th, the Dutch MoD reported that its F-16's supported ground troops in the fight against IS during 9 missions. Weapons were deployed during 7 missions above Deir Ezzor in Syria, targeting vehicles, logistical places and ISIS fighters.

In het overzicht van 28 Nov- 4 Dec laat MinDef weten tijdens 9 missies F-16's te hebben ingezet ter ondersteuning van grondtroepen in de strijd tegen IS. Bij 7 missies boven Deir al Zour in Syrie werden wapens ingezet. Voertuigen, logistieke plaatsen en IS-strijders zijn geraakt.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]