Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2728 CS1673a

Incident date

November 13, 2017

Location

جليب غانم, Jleib Ghanem area, Al Qouriya desert, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.953333, 40.534722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians including two children and a woman died and as many as dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on a camp for displaced persons in the Jleib Ghanem area, Al Qouriya desert, according to local media.

Most sources blamed Russia, though @basher_811 pointed to the Coalition,, reporting:  “5 martyrs and a number of casualties as a result of the international coalition aircraft targeting a camp for displaced people from the city of Qouriya in the area of Jleib Ghanem desert DeirEzzor”.

Sharqiya Voice added that “dozens” were wounded, though others sources put the number at seven or nine.

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 local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • wife of Taha Al Nu`maa Adult female killed
  • wife of Saif Al Taha Al Nu`maa Adult female killed
  • Daughter of Saif al-Taha Child female killed
  • Daughter of Saif al-Taha Child female killed
  • Ahmed Al Saleh Al Taha Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, US-led Coalition

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    37SFU401689
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Nov. 13, 2017, in Jleib Ghanem, 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. 3166/CS1673a 37SFU401689

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, US-led Coalition

Sources (13) [ collapse]