Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS280

Incident date

July 24, 2016

Location

ميادين, Al Mayadin, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

An alleged Coalition (or possibly Assad regime) airstrike on a fuel truck also killed two civilians and injured two more, according to reports.

According to Al Hall, “Two civilians were killed and two others wounded, on Sunday afternoon, bombed by warplanes on the road in the Mayadeen desert east of Deir al-Zour). Abu Omar (a resident of al Mayadeen City), told al Hall in an interview that the warplanes ‘targeted, yesterday afternoon, a civilian car on a road desert fields, killing Jaber Abboud Al Khalil and Mithkal Tayeh al Khalil, two civilians from the town of al Shaheel east of Deir al-Zour. In addition two others were seriously injured, and were evacuated to a nearby hospital.”

The Syrian Network was alone in blaming the Assad regime for the incident.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: A coalition raid targets al Mayadeen desert
  • Translation: Planes believed to be the coalition targets al mayadeen desert east of deir ezzor with several raids
  • Translation: Two civilians killed in government raids on al mayadeen in deir ezzor, 24 July
  • Translation: Martyrs and wounded in coalition raids on al mayadeen in deir ezzor countryside

US-led Coalition Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 23rd-25th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Deir Ezzor.

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

‘Sunday 24 July – a Reaper supported Syrian moderate opposition forces engaged with Daesh along the Mar’a Line…The following day [24 July], another Reaper flew over northern Syria to support Syrian moderate opposition forces fighting Daesh terrorists along the so-called Mar’a Line. The Reaper used a Hellfire missile to destroy a terrorist position which had been firing at the Syrians. The Reaper then used its sensors to locate a second position, which was successfully struck by another coalition aircraft.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]