Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS330

Incident date

October 6, 2016

Location

تل الجاير, Tall al-Jayer, Al-Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.033926, 41.0987592 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that between 1 and 2 people were killed and possibly one other person injured in Tal al-Jayer when Coalition jets bombed a school and adjacent house.

In an apparent reference to the incident, the Coalition noted on December 1st 2016 that “three reports received in October are still being assessed” including “Oct. 6, 2016, near As Shaddadi, Syria.”

A local activist, Siraj al Hasskawi, posted on Facebook that “international coalition aircraft raides this afternoon the village of Tel Jayer… they targeted Tal Jayer secondary school, which led to the death of the young man Nawwaf Saad Muslah al Fadel, 28 years old, married and a father of a boy and girl.” He was identified as a civilian. Some local sources alleged that members of ISIL were holed up inside the school, but others reported that they were not present.

According to a local media activist cited by ARA News, the victim was identified as Nawaf al Muslih. Syria News Desk put the death at two civilians, and said one other was wounded.

A Coalition statement issued January 2nd 2017 noted: “Oct. 6, 2016, near al Shaddadi, Syria: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.”

Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event. However given the limited information given by the MoD on its strikes in Syria that day, Airwars has requested further clarification.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nawwaf Saad Muslah al Fadel 28 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Nawwaf Saad Muslah al Fadel (via Siraj al Hasskawi)
  • Translation: International coalition planes raid a school where Daesh militants were holed up in the village of Tal al Jayer in the eastern countryside of al Shadadi.
  • Translation: International coalition planes carried out raids on the village of Tal...

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
  • Stated location
    near Tal Al Jayer, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Aug 4, 2017
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For October 5th-6th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]