Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS958

Incident date

June 10, 2017

Location

الميادين, 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

A member of ISIL was killed along with his wife and two children in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor according to local media.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the victims died “when the rubble of a building fell on them while they were trying to get away in their car from the site of the bombing.”

According to RFS, “warplanes targeted, at dawn, the center of the rural revival and the arena of Fatima Zahra Hospital and the area near Al Noor mosque, along with residential buildings in the Corniche area and the vicinity of the Recovery Center. They killed an IS family, consisting of the member of IS, a woman and two children”.

Other sources also reported the Coalition carried out between six and 13 raids on Al Mayadin.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (13) [ 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
    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 June 9th-10th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.

For June 10-11th it was reported that strikes were carried out in near Deir Ezzor: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 23 ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS separation tanks, two ISIS wellheads, an ISIS-held building and an ISIS refinery."

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]