Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS976

Incident date

June 13, 2017

Location

بقرص تحتاني, Bokros Tahtani, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.07028, 40.41959 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and several others were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Al Muntafa’a neighbourhood in Bokros Tahtani, to the east of Deir Ezzor.

One local source, Qasioun, reported that two civilians were killed, meanwhile, Step News Agency reported that three people died as a result of the airstrikes, but were the only credible reports to specify a higher casualty rate.

Al Hadath Today said that 23 people were killed, but that figure is unsupported by other reports and is believed to be stated in error.

One male casualty was named as Obeid al Khalif al Kardouche, nicknamed Abu Khawla, by a number of local reports. No other names were reported.

A total of six sources alleged that the Coalition was responsible, whereas the rest did not apportion blame.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Obeid al Khalif al Kardouche Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Coalition strike on the Muntafa’a neighbourhood, June 13th (via Euphrates Post)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Coalition strike on the Muntafa’a neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor (via Deirezzor24)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Coalition strike on the Muntafa’a neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor (via Deirezzor24)
  • he aftermath of an alleged Coalition strike on the Muntafa’a neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor (via Free Deir Ezzor)

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 Bokros Tahtani, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU294817
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Feb 22, 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 12th-13th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS well heads, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS tank.”

For June 13th-14th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIS oil storage tanks, two ISIS well heads and a vehicle.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]