Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS962

Incident date

June 11, 2017

Location

البوكمال, Abu Kamal, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.466049, 40.907593 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Hashim Abdul Fattah Al-Ali, eight or 12-years-old, died of a heart attack after he was said to have heard a nearby Coalition airstrike in Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor, local sources reported.

Aletihadpress put Hashim’s age at 12 years, reporting that “according to local sources, 12-year-old Hashim Abd al-Fattah al-Ali was sitting with his family in their home in the town of Abu Kamal, when a coalition plane carried out an air strike near them, resulting in a large explosion. He had a heart attack brought on by intense fear.”

@mohamadd_ali and Micro Syria also said that the victim’s death was brought on by the sound of Coalition jets.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hashim Abdul Fattah Al-Ali, Child male 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The child Hashim Abdul Fattah Al-Ali, who reportedly died from a heart attack following Coalition strikes (via Eurephrates)

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 Abu Kamal, 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 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 23 ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS separation tanks, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS-held building and an ISIS refinery.“
It also reported for the same period: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed four ISIS tanks, six ISIS oil tanks, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS oil separation tank, an ISIS oil refinery, an ISIS oil truck and an ISIS oil still."

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 (6) [ collapse]