Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS959

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 six-year-old girl, Raghad Badi’ al Suleiman, died of a heart attack after she heard the sound of warplanes circling the sky in Al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, multiple local sources reported. While reports didn’t identify who the planes belonged to, the Coalition was said to have conducted heavy raids on the city that day.

According to Euphrates Post, “Raghd Badia Al-Sulaiman died following a heart attack brought on by fear and panic after she heard the sound of warplanes. It is worth mentioning that the girl Raghad is the second victim after the child Hashim Abdel Fattah Al Ali, eight-years-old, [see incident below] from the city of Albuqamal, who died because of the sound of planes which are flying round the clock.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Raghad Badi’ al Suleiman 6 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
    Other
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Al Mayadin, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted that caused a civilian casualty.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 9th-10th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.

For June 10th-11th it reported, "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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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]