Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Country
start date
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Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
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Infrastructure

Incident Code

RUK171

Incident date

May 2, 2022

Location

Харків, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.98598122690206, 36.26179637185827 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One source, Oleg Sinegubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, reported on Telegram that two people were injured in Kharkiv on May 2nd 2022 as a result of Russian forces’ shelling. There is no additional information available at this time.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR57006.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Kharkiv (Харків), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.98598122690206, 36.26179637185827. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3240

Incident date

March 12, 2018

Location

منطقة المتحف وسوق الهال, Al Muthaf and Souq Al Hal areas, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.945833, 39.016667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of civilians were wounded, when alleged Russian or regime airstrikes struck Al Muthaf and the Souq Al Hal areas in Idlib city, local media reported.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian and regime warplanes targeted the city of Idlib several raids focused on the Al Muthaf area and Souq of Hal, wounding civilians.”

The Smart News agency also reported “wounded civilians”, blaming the regime.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted that there were four raids.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Muthaf and Souq Al Hal areas, 12th March 208. (via Smart News Agency)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK113

Incident date

April 11, 2022

Location

Салтiвка, Saltivka, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.003572, 36.333718 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources alleged that a 16 story residential building in Saltivka was hit by reported Russian shelling during the day on 11 April 2022, killing at least one civilian, a 2 year old child, and injuring up to 13 others, including a child.

Sources including Aktyvna Gromada, Korrespondent and Glavcom account for a two year old child being injured and dying at the hospital the next day, on April 12th, while Truexanewsua and Kharkiv1654 telegram channels reported one civilian casualty already on April 11th, possibly rising the civilian casualties count to two for this event. In addition, the mayor of Kharkiv Igor Terekhov on the radio and volunteer Nataliia Popova on a Facebook post confirmed that the child was killed by shrapnel.

Reports from Kharkiv Human Rights Group added that ten civilians were wounded while Huyovy_kharkiv posted on Telegram that 13 people, including two children (one of the children later died), were injured in addition to the one death.

Photos from the scene showed smoke rising around the high-rise buildings, as well as a car on fire with reports saying that two cars were burnt out in the attacks. Posts on telegram suggested that over 10 houses were destroyed within 20 minutes during the attack on Saltivka, with many of the injured reportedly suffering from shell-shock.

The Conflict Intelligence Team confirmed what other sources reported based on video evidence that the shelling was the result of the explosion of a submunition from cluster munitions on the residential area in Saltivka. In addition, @Osinttechnical posted a video of what they identified as cluster munition impacts, “likely from a BM-30.”

This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR55595.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention multiple strikes within the Saltivka (Салтiвка) neighbourhood of the city of Kharkiv (Харків), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.003572, 36.333718. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–13
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Life via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Life via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Life via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Shell fragments from alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Fire and destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling of Saltivskyi district on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by Huyovy_kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Kharkiv, cluster munition impacts, most likely from a BM-30

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–13
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK035

Incident date

March 6, 2022

Location

вул. Циліноградська, St. Tsilinogradska, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and two others were injured by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska street in Kharkiv on May 6, 2022.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office posted on Telegram that the Shevchenkiv District Prosecutor’s Office of Kharkiv had launched a pre-trial investigation into a Russian airstrike on a residential building on Tsilinogradska street in Kharkiv which resulted in the death of two people and the injury of two others.

No other details were available about the victims. However, images and videos show extensive damage to a residential buildings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutors Office via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutors Office via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutors Office via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @andkomx via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @andkomx via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @andkomx via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Tsilinogradska Street in Kharkiv on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @andkomx via Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4517

Incident date

June 12, 2023

Location

افس, Afes, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On Monday June 12th 2023, an alleged missile strike by Assad regime forces and Russia hit the village of Afes in the eastern countryside of Idlib, injuring between one and three civilians, including two children.

Sources including @SyriaCivilDefe and @hadikhraat twitter accounts, and Zaman Al Wasl reported three civilians being hit by shrapnel, including a man, Jamal, and his two children, Marwa and Abdullah, while Radio Al Kul accounts for a woman and two children being injured. @HalabTodayTV twitter account is the only source reporting only a woman being injured. Images posted by @SyriaCivilDefe show two children and a man being treated for their injuries by the White Helmets.

All sources, including @SyriaCivilDefe and @VedengAgency1 twitter accounts, reported that the attack took place in the vicinity of the village of Afes in the countryside of Idlib under the control of the Turkish-backed factions. Moreover, Radio Al Kul noted that the airstrike also affected “the vicinity of the Turkish military point in the village of Maarat Aliya, east of Idlib” and @pvSScBsybeozsB8 twitter account mentions “more than 125 rocket and artillery shells.”

The suspected attackers are alleged to be the Syrian armed forces and Russia, as reported by @SyriaCivilDefe twitter account and Zaman Al Wasl, although responsibility has not been accepted explicitly.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Jamal
male injured
Marwa
Child injured
Abdullah
Child injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • A man and his children injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on the village of Afes on June 12, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A man and his children injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on the village of Afes on June 12, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A man and his children injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on the village of Afes on June 12, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A man and his children injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on the village of Afes on June 12, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A man and his children injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on the village of Afes on June 12, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A civilian and his two children were injured when the vicinity of the town of #Afes in #Idlib countryside was targeted with rocket launchers
  • More than 125 rocket and artillery shells targeted Idlib axes, wounding a man and his two children in the village of Afes
  • 3 civilians, including two children, were wounded by artillery and missile strikes of the regime forces on the town of Afes

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

USSOM240

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

Golis Mountains, Noogal, Somalia

Geolocation

11.060894, 49.184169 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

The US military conducted a fresh airstrike on so-called Islamic State in Somaliland, reporting the next day that they had killed one senior member of the terrorist group in the Golis Mountains region.

“At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed one (1) terrorist who played a key role in facilitation for the group, asserted AFRICOM. “Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.  Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis.”

“Airstrikes like these remain an effective tool in the counter-terrorist campaign against ISIS and al-Shabaab,” added US Air Force Brig. Gen. William West, deputy director of operations in a press release.

Air Force Times later noted the following: “In an email Monday, Col. Chris Karns, a spokesman for United States Africa Command, said that a July 27 airstrike in Somalia brought the total number of airstrikes in the African nation to 47, the same as 2018′s total. ‘The 47 for 2019 are all in support of the Federal Government of Somalia,” Karns said. “It is imperative that pressure is maintained on violent extremist organizations to create conditions for further political and economic development in Africa.'”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

In its own public reporting of airstrikes in northern Somalia, AFRICOM tends to cite only ‘the vicinity of the Golis Mountains’ – instead of the nearest settlement usually provided for elsewhere. The Golis Mountains extend from the border with Ethiopia into Somaliland, and then eastwards to Puntland. Given that both ISIS and Al Shabaab are reportedly present more in Puntland, or on the Puntland/Somaliland borders, it is likely this strike took place in that region. In this respect, and in combining the information available from sources of alleged militant activity in the South-west and South-east of Bosaso, and several mentions of Galgala, we have chosen a generic middle point, for which the coordinates are: 11.060894, 49.184169. Due to limited satellite imagery, and public reporting available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Combining the information available from sources of alleged militant activity in the South-west and South-east of Bosaso, and several mentions of Galgala, we have chosen a generic middle point.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Known attacker
    US Forces
  • Known target
    ISIS - Somalia
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

US Forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US Forces

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS terroristsin the Golis Mountain region, Somalia, on July 27, 2019.

'Airstrikes like these remain an effective tool in the counter-terrorist campaign against ISIS and al-Shabab,' said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William West, deputy director of operations, U.S.

Africa Command. 'The Federal Government of Somalia and the United States will continue to disrupt terror organization operations and degrade their capabilities whenever possible.'

The Golis Mountains are a known area for terrorist activity.Precision airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism and support long-term security in the region.

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed one (1) terrorist who played a key role in facilitation for the group.

Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike. Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis.

U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States. In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and Somali National Army forces.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Known attacker
    US Forces
  • Known target
    ISIS - Somalia
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4528

Incident date

July 9–10, 2023

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Around midnight between Sunday July 9th and Monday July 10th 2023, the residential neighborhood of Jisr al-Shughour in west Idlib was reportedly shelled by Syrian regime and/or Russian forces, resulting in the injury of two civilians, father and his daughter. It is unclear if the female victim is a child or an adult woman.

Adel Hijazi and his daughter Yasmine Hijazi were slightly injured as they sat in their living room when shrapnel penetrated the walls of their house. They were both treated and Adel was taken to hospital by the Syrian Civil Defence. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, a family was evacuated from a house near the point of impact and the affected area was secured. Civilian homes and cars were damaged and destroyed in this dense residential area.

Some sources, including the Syrian Civil Defence, identified the belligerents as Syrian regime and Russian forces. Al-Jazeera and a few other sources, including Orient News, identified regime forces as the only belligerents. The local news site Zaman al-Wasl identified the belligerents as regime forces and Iranian militias stationed in “Jourin” camp. @mzmgr941 reported 6 Russian and 2 coalition reconnaissance planes in the sky that night.

One tweet from Adnan Jawish claimed some of the injuries were “serious cases” while others described the injuries as mild.

Zaman al-Wasl identified the location of the shelling as the northern neighborhood, and the “Soma’a” roundabout in the center of the city of Jisr al-Shughour.

The Syrian Civil Defence and Radio Al Kul both reported a third man who “swallowed his tongue out of fear”. However, it was not clear what was meant by this and he was not reported as injured.

The son of the injured father, also called Adel, described the way smoke, dust and screams had filled the living room where he and his family were sitting when the bomb hit. He also described how the family’s birds were silent the next morning, when they normally sing. He concluded by saying “but life began to go on, and we continue our lives and live the hope that the bombing stops and the life of instability ends one day.”

The incident occured around midnight.

The victims were named as:

Adel Hijazi
Age unknown male injured
Yasmine Hijazi
Age unknown female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civil Defense volunteers at the site of alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of Jisr Al Shughour on July 9/10, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteers at the site of alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of Jisr Al Shughour on July 9/10, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteers at the site of alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of Jisr Al Shughour on July 9/10, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense volunteers at the site of alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of Jisr Al Shughour on July 9/10, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    The first moments of our teams' response to artillery shelling targeted the city of Jisr al-Shughur, west of Idlib, just before midnight today, Monday, July 10, which caused the injury of a man and his daughter, and another man who swallowed his tongue out of fear.
  • Assad's militia shells the city of Jisr al-Shughour with artillery, leaving a number of wounded
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of Jisr Al Shughour on July 9/10, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Adel Hijazi and his daughter were injured as a result of artillery shelling by Assad's gangs on the city of Jisr Al-Shughour
  • Remnants of a shell and smoke from alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling of Jisr Al Shughour on July 9/10, 2023. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS158a

Incident date

December 24, 2015

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.80078, 38.26733 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Within 100m (via Coalition) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

In an incident previously not tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the injuries of two civilians near Manbij, Syria.

Their June 2019 civilian casualty report noted: “Coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike against Daesh terrorists. Regrettably, two civilians were unintentionally wounded due to their proximity to the strike.”

The Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition

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US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible / Substantiated
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    Other
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    2
  • Stated location
    near Manbij, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDV338621
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 2019
  • Dec. 24, 2015, near Manbij, Syria, via self-report. Coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike against Daesh terrorists. Regrettably, two civilians were unintentionally wounded due to their proximity to the strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

Near Manbij, five strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL vehicles,
an ISIL fighting position, and wounded two ISIL fighters

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition

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