Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Infrastructure

Incident Code

RS1003

Incident date

July 14, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب, Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Shuhada’a Al-Aqsa Mosque was struck in east Aleppo and destroyed following an airstrike carried about by both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, local media reported. The raid occurred in the morning of July 14th, according to the White Helmets. Between seven and ten civilians including an entire family were reportedly killed.

Smart News and Shahba News both blamed Russia for the targeted raid. Whereas, Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed towards the regime.

Smart News and Syrian Press Centre put the death toll at 10 civilians, with Syrian Press Centre commenting that “dozens” were wounded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the numbers slightly higher at 13, and also commented that seven of those killed included women and children.

According to Al Jazeera, nine members of the same family were killed, including the Imam of the mosque.

According to several sources including Orient News, Tareeq al Bab was not the only area attacked by Russian warplanes on July 14th. They reported that Salheen was also raided with several deaths which brought the total up to 14 between both neighbourhoods. Shahba tweeted that “The number of the martyrs in Salheen has risen to six and number of martyrs in Tareek al Bab has risen to 10 due to Russian warplanes shelling in both neighbourhoods.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Ahmad Shatat Bin Mohammad
Adult male killed
Rania Nai’imi
Adult female killed
Ahmad and Rania's daughter
30 years old female killed

Family members (3)

Huda
32 years old male killed
Daughter of Huda, Fatima Shatat
female killed
A second daughted of Huda
15 years old female killed

Family members (3)

Hiba Mohammad Shatat
26 years old killed
Mostapha Mohammad Shatat
12 years old killed
Ammar Mohamamd Shatat
3 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (3–5 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (21) [ collapse]

  • The remains of a mosque which was targeted and destroyed in an airstrike by Russian and the Assad regime in east Aleppo. The Imam and his entire family were killed. 14th July 2016, Tareeq al Bab. (via. LCCSY).
  • The Civil Defence (White Helmets) pulling wounded and dead civilians out of the rubble in Tareeq al Bab. 14th July 2016. (via White Helmets).
  • A correspondent reports on destruction in Tareek Al Bab due to alleged Russian warplanes shelling (Youtube Shahba)
  • The White Helmets work through the rubble and provide aid following an alleged Russian and Regime attack on the Shuhada'a Mosque (Youtube via The White Helmets)
  • Local people carry a civilian on a stretcher out of the destruction in Tareek al Bab (via Syrianpc)
  • Residential buildings destroyed by alleged warplane shelling in Tareek al Bab (via Syriahr)
  • A man raises his hands in the air in distress as The White Helmets uncover civilians in the rubble (via Milad Fadel)
  • Munitions allegedly fired by Russian and Regime warplanes discovered in Tareek al Bab after a suspected attack (via Milad Fadel)
  • A man carries a pile of books through the rubble in Tareek al Bab after suspected warplanes struck (via Milad Fadel)
  • Extensive destruction in Tareek al Bab, the impact of alleged Russian airstrikes (via Midal Fidel)
  • Impact of alleged warplane shelling on a treet in Tareek al Bab (via Sin)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    The Imam of the Shuhada'a Mosque killed in suspected airstrikes (Tweet via @islammemo_cc)
  • The White Helmets and locals carry a body away from the site of destruction in Tareek al Bab (Tweet by @SN4HR)
  • Photographs of the impact of alleged airstikes in Tareek al Bab (Tweet via @Step_Agency)
  • A blaze in Tareek al Bab caused by suspected airstrikes (Tweet by @bathn_allah)
  • The Civil Defense team work through the rubble in Tareek al Bab (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Two White Helmets provide assistance in Tareek al Bab (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • The White Helmets use a digger to move the material destruction in Tareek al Bab following alleged warplane strikes (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Described as a "massacre" in Tareek al Bab - the White Helmets provide aid (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian offensive on the Tareek al Bab neighbourhood (via LCCSY)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A very distressing image of the Iman alleged killed in the Russian warplane attacks on his Mosque - Ahmad Shatat Bin Mohammad, born 1976. (via HNN Facebook)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 1st – 14th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (3–5 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3219

Incident date

March 10, 2018

Location

عربين, Harasta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55869, 36.36515 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

As many as ten civilians were killed and dozens were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Harasta, according to local media. Sources attributed blame to both the Syrian regime and Russia.

Smart, who only reported on one civilian death, added that Harasta was hit by “70 Russian air strikes, 15 military jets, 20 barrels of helicopters, 110 surface-to-surface missiles and 120 rocket-propelled grenades”.

Other media did not put the figured as high, however some footage at night shows a continual air bombardement, similar to the one described by Smart.

Residential homes were struck in the bombardement causing material damage and dozens of injuries.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Hamzeh Abu Tarah
Adult male killed
Mohammad Ali al-Ess
Adult male killed
Ahmad Lawzeh
Adult male killed
Abdul Moein al-Haboush
Child male killed
Joudy Allaboun
5 months old years old female killed
Zakria Alzbdiny
Age unknown killed
Akram Rehibany
Age unknown killed
Nour Alwazeh
Age unknown killed
Naser Qadado
Age unknown killed
Zakria Souda
Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment raids hit Harasta, 10th March 2018. (via @Eyad_Alhosain)
  • The exact moment raids hit Harasta, 10th March 2018. (via @waelwanne)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1208

Incident date

September 1, 2016

Location

Mouhimidah, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.44294, 40.08619 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between seven and 10 civilians including five children died in airstrikes on Muhimidah in Deir Ezzor, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

The majority of sources, including Alamawi, Mohamaed202054, Alsharqia24 and Euphrates Post, blamed Russia, with death counts varying between seven and ten non-combatants. “Many” additional people were reportedly wounded in the attacks.

However, Eldorara and the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the event to the regime. SN4HR said that three children were include in the seven civilians killed.

Zaman Masdar blamed both “Russian and Syrian warplanes”.

Three victims following a strike on the house of Ahmad Al-Khalaf.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Iman Mohammed Al-Zobe
Child killed
Bilsan Al-Zobe
Child killed

Family members (3)

Hani Hamdi Khabour
killed
Rami Khabour
killed
The sister of Hani Hamdi Khabour
Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS403

Incident date

December 5, 2016

Location

الجرنية, Al Jarnia, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

36.16054, 38.23337 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A reported Coalition airstrike on the local water company killed at least five workers, according to sources.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered reported that “three people working at the water company in al Jarnia – one of them the water manager – were killed in international coalition raids targeting the company today.” Baladi News placed the death toll at seven, while Syria Post reported ten deaths. Pro-regime website JP News reported that “Coalition warplanes killed the workers in the water company thought those workers are not ISIS member, and they had been working there even before ISIS was found 3 years ago.”

Syria News Desk cited local activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from the village: “The wounded were taken by villagers to the National Hospital in Raqqa, after raids resulted in the destruction of a large civic building institution, in addition to the destruction of an apartment building nearby and other property.”

In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Issa Al Hassan
Adult male director of the water company killed
Mohammed Hmeed Al-Hussein
Adult male killed
Ahmad Hammoud Al-Hilal
Adult male killed
Mohammed Al-Isa Al-Hussein
Adult male killed
Khaled Al Haj Abed
Adult male killed
Hussein Al-lous
Adult male killed
Umar Al Ahmad
Adult male killed
Abdur-Rahman Mohammed Al-Tis’an
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Omar al Ahmad al Omar (via RBSS)
CJTF–OIR Declassified Assessment and Press Release

Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.

The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.

Declassified Assessment Press Release

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 Jarniyah (Raqqah), Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDA3112002021
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 29, 2017
  • 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 December 4th-5th 2016 the Coalition reported that ” Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes [1 British with others] engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a weapons production facility, a vehicle, and a bulldozer.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS781

Incident date

May 8, 2017

Location

الرقة‎, Ar Raqqah, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.9505639, 39.0094148 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between seven and ten civilians died and dozens more were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on a vehicle carrying displaced civilians at the outskirts of Raqqa, according to local media.

The Step News Agency reported: “On Monday, May 8, the International coalition committed a new massacre in Raqqa province after it targeted a convoy transporting displaced civilians from the countryside of Homs and eastern Hama. The convoy had left Raqqa city and was heading towards Akeirbat in eastern Hama, killing 10 people in an initial toll. Th victims decided to flee from Raqqa after the situation worsened.” The victims were also named by Al Latamna Youth Union.

Other sources also blamed the Coalition, reporting that a bus carrying displaced people was hit. The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll at at least seven

One source, Tayyal91aa, claimed that the incident was fake, reporting that “The missile hit next to the bus and no casualties were reported and that the bus continued its way and arrived safely in Akrabbat with passengers all safe.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Allawi al-Khalaf
Age unknown male killed
Allawi al-Khalaf's Daughter in Law
Age unknown female killed

The victims were named as:

Hassan al-Hamdan
Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]

CJTF–OIR Declassified Assessment and Press Release

Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.

The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.

Declassified Assessment Press Release

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 Homs, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SBU957899
    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 7th-8th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 13 ISIS barges and two excavators.”
For May 8th-9th: “Near Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed five weapons storage caches and an ISIS barge.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]

Incident Code

RS553

Incident date

February 5, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between six and ten civilians including four children and two women were killed – and up to 18 others injured –  in alleged Russian airstrikes on Sakhour according to local sources.

Shaam News Network said eight civilians were killed “as a result of Russian aggression targeting the mosque in the neighborhood after Alsakhur as worshipers were leaving Friday prayer.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, five non-combatants died including two children – and “many others” were injured – in a bombardment by Russian warplanes.

In an initial report, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed regime warplanes, putting the death toll at six. However, in a later report it alleged that “Russian warplanes launched  missiles next to Al Khayrat mosque in Al Sakhour neighborhood that is under the control of armed opposition“, putting the number killed at eight including two children and 18 others wounded.

Shaam News Network published a video showing the aftermath of what it said was a strike with a vacuum missile, though they did not say who was responsible. It put the death toll at 10 including four children and two women.

Other sources also said ten were killed and blamed Russia, while Halab Today said eight civilians were killed and injured while leaving a mosque, but did not name the culprit.

Five unidentified males (two of them children) were listed by the Violations Documentation Center:

Unidentified 1 – adult, male

Unidentified 2 – adult, male

Unidentified 3 – adult, male

Unidentified 4 – child, male

Unidentified 5 – child, male

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies named five victims as being killed by a Russian strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Hassan Mahmoud Najjar
Adult male Named by by citizen journalist Abu Muhamad El Najjar killed
Faisal Shalash
Adult male Named by Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed
Abdel-Qader Tijan
Adult male Named by Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed
Bakkor Tijan
Adult male Named by Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed
Abdullah Hijo
Child male Named by Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed
Mohammed Yahya Kablawi
Child male Named by Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (2–4 children2 women3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–18
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Sakhour, Feb 5th (via SO4HR)
  • Image of Hassan Mahmoud Najjar (Twitter account deleted)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image of one of the supposed victims (via Damascus Center of Human Rights Studies)
  • Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shows the aftermath of the attack

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

From February 4th – February 11th, Russia reported: “In the course of the last week, February 4-11, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 510 combat sorties engaging 1,888 terrorists’ objects in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Hasakah and Raqqah.” It added: “Two powerful field commanders were liquidated in the Aleppo province.In the suburbs of Kalaz-Tahtani, a large illegal armed group with its commander, “Abu Maher” (“Farid Al-Misri”) was eliminated by an airstrike.The field commander “Abu Anas Al-Sham” from the Jaysh al-Sham terrorist group was liquidated in the territory of the same province.” It also said that “Russian aviation eliminated open ISIS oil storages in the Aleppo province.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (2–4 children2 women3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–18
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1750

Incident date

May 12, 2018

Location

هداج, Hadaj, Al Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

36.03078, 41.05519 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that up to ten civilians were killed, including five women and four children, in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Hadaj.

A tweet by @NDhoms1 was the only source stating that “10 civilians, including 8 women and children” died. All other sources specifically mentioned the death of “five women and four children” as a result of a Coalition raid. A report by Eldorar made mention of “several others” injured in the attack.

Both Alikhbaria.Sy – a pro-regime news organisation – and RT Arabic mentioned the strike on Hadaj and the above-mentioned incident in al Hammadi, CS1749, in the same report.

However, the US-led Coalition publicly reported no air or artillery strikes in Hassakah governorate for this date.

In the first of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

The incident was first reported on May 12, 2018 at 5:00 am by .

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Hadaj (هداج), for which the coordinates are: 36.030780, 41.055190

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (4 children5 women2 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 'Washington-based international coalition planes are committing a massacre in the village of Hadaj in the southern countryside of province, killing 10 civilians, including 8 women and children'

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
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFV851893
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 9, 2020
  • May 12, 2018, in Hadaj, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3168/CS1750 37SFV851893

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For May 12th, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the Hasaka governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (4 children5 women2 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3186

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

كفر بطنا, Kafar Batna, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.511853, 36.372857 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between seven and ten civilians were killed in airstrikes on the residential neighbourhood of Kafar Batna, local media reported. Sources were contested as to which belligerent was to blame, with some blaming Russia while others blamed the Syrian regime.

Barrel bombs were dropped onto the vicinity in conjunction with heavy shelling, according to @SiegeWatch.

Sources reported that dozens were wounded, with one source putting the toll as high as 30.

Violations Documentation Centre published a list of ten unidentified adult male civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]