Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS633

Incident date

March 28, 2017

Location

غرب دير الزور, Western Deir Ezzor, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

Several local reports said that an unspecified number of members from an IS family were killed – along with a member of IS – and another civilian was wounded when a vehicle was hit in an alleged Coalition strike in Deir Ezzor.

According to RFS, “in the town of Abu Kamal the international Coalition targeted a vehicle belonging to the Daesh near the Iraqi border to the east of the city, wounding two members of ISIS who were inside, while another civilian was seriously injured.”

Euphrates Post said that “a Russian leader from IS was killed in his car along with his family when coalition warplane targeted his car in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.”

The exact location of the strike is still not clear, though the Shaam News Network reported that the car was hit “near the town of al-Harri”.

In what may be a reference to this event, the Coalition reported in June that “March 29, 2017, near Dayr Az Zayr, Syria, via social media: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was 17 km away.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Deir Ezzor, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 27th-28th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed 15 ISIS barges and three well heads.
For March 28th-29th, the Coalition reported: ”Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes destroyed nine ISIS well heads, a pump jack, and a barge."

Summary

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