Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS798

Incident date

May 10, 2017

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

Four civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Mayadeen, according to a single source.

The Shaam News Network was the only source pointing directly towards the Coalition, reporting that “international coalition planes launched an air strike targeting an arms factory belonging to IS in the city of Mayadeen, which led to the explosion and the fall of many of the dead and wounded in the ranks of the organization [IS], in addition to the fall of four martyrs from one family who were inside their house near the factory.”

Sour News reported an airstrike, but didn’t identify the culprit, saying that “the smoke from the place suggests that an oil tank is burning, while there were sounds of explosions in the area.”

According to @Sharqiya__voice, unidentified warplanes “targeted The Club roundabout and the sheep market.” It added that “ambulances rushed to the scene of the shelling and that there were reports of civilian casualties.”

Asharqiya Voice named three victims.

In its July 2017 civilian casualty report, the Coalition denied responsibility for the incident: “May 11, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mustapha al A’llash Adult male killed
  • Mustapha al A’llash's Daughter, Arwa Age unknown female killed
  • Walid Hamadi al Kardoush Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 women1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Photographs of the smoke and destruction in Mayadin following allged Coalition strikes, May 10th (via @EuphratesPost)

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 Al Mayadin, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU324762
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For May 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed a front-end loader an and ISIS well head.”
For May 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed two ISIS headquarters"

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 women1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]