Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

USSOM162

Incident date

November 24, 2018

Location

هرجيسا, Hargeysa Yarey, Middle Juba, Somalia

Geolocation

0.446541, 42.702214 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A strike was said to have killed 15 members of al Shabaab and injured another 30, according to the official Somali National News Agency (SONNA).

It was not clear whether US forces carried out the strike from the reporting, but US Africa Command said US forces had not carried out a strike on that day.

All Africa’s report noted: “Fifteen Alshabaab fighters have been killed and more than 30 others wounded in an airstrike on Saturday evening. According to official Somali National News Agency (SONNA) the attack targeted meeting of the militants in Hargeysa Yarey in the middle Juba region of Somalia at 11PM local time on Saturday.

SONNA said top Al Qaida linked group officials including Daahir Gacmay, Abdirahman Takar, Sayid Dheere, Abdullahi Rabbi and among others were in the meeting during the attack. No confirmation or denial from US Africa command press department on the attack reportedly carried out by its aircraft.”

According to Walaal 24, the strikes took place approximately 11km from Hargeysa Yarey itself. Three missiles were allegedly fired.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    15
  • Belligerents reported injured
    30

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that the strike took place in the village of Hargeysa Yarey (هرجيسا), for which the coordinates are: 0.446541, 42.702214. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    15
  • Belligerents reported injured
    30

Sources (2) [ collapse]