Photo of an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Bahra, February 2nd 2018 (via Ahmad Al Shbli).

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes January-June 2018

Written by Airwars Staff on January 15, 2018


Our reports for all civilian casualty allegations prior to January 2018 can be found here

Listed below are all known reports for January to June 2018 – via generally credible sources unless otherwise indicated – of non-combatant and ‘friendly fire’ deaths allegedly caused by the US-led Coalition in Iraq and Syria.

We include locations, dates and reported casualty numbers, as well as the names of victims where known. Also cross-referenced are any known US or allied airstrikes or artillery strikes in the vicinity – and any Coalition response to a reported incident. Some photos have been masked because of their graphic content. Masks will disappear when your cursor is placed over them. We explain our grading system here.

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Airwars draws on a wide range of sources. These can include international and local news agencies and NGOs; and more fragmentary social media sites including local residents’ groups, Facebook pages (for examples martyrs’ pages), YouTube footage of incidents, and tweets relating to specific events. On occasion we also include links to militant and terrorist propaganda sources which are directly pertinent to an event. These are always clearly marked as such.

We also collate reports from regionally-focused monitoring groups which can include:
Syrian Network for Human Rights
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Syria Violations Documentation Center
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
Iraq Body Count
UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)
Bellingcat (geolocation of strikes)

Please note that this is an evolving dataset, which reflects our latest current understanding of any particular event. Records are subject to change.

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January 2018

January 5th-7th 2018 [precise date of strike unknown]: (S1506) الجرذي al Jarthi, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
On January 8th, Euphrates Post reported “the martyrdom of Khalid al-Turkawi, a displaced man from Homs governorate, from wounds he sustained as a result of a military air strike targeting his car during the attack on the town of al-Jarthi.”
The victim was also named by Syrian Human Rights Committee which also blamed “a military air strike” on his car. Baladi said on January 8th the attack occurred “several days ago” suggesting that any airstrike was the work of the Coalition.
The SDF announced via Twitter on January 8th that it had liberated al Jarthi from ISIS.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
unknown
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], SDF forces on twitter [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Radio Alkul [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) [Arabic], [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For January 5th-8th the Coalition reported the following:

On Jan. 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes.
On Jan. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, a VBIED, an ISIS observation post, two fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.
On Jan. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, 17 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS headquarters, three logistics centers, two ISIS command and control centers, two fighting positions, two VBIED factories and two ISIS vehicles.”
Both the UK and the Netherlands have reported that they conducted strikes in the vicinity of Abu Kamal in the first week of January 2018. 

Khalid al-Turkawi, killed in an airstrike on al Jarthi (via Euphrates Post)

January 9th 2018: (S1506a) near Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:  In an incident previously untracked by Airwars, the Coalition announced on March 28th 2018 that it had killed five civilians “near Abu Kamal, Syria”.
According to the release, “#6 Jan. 9, 2018 near Abu Kamal, Syria via self-report. During a Coalition strike which killed an ISIS leader, approximately 10 ISIS terrorists and destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device within vicinity of Coalition partner forces it was assessed that five civilians were unintentionally killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: 0
Sources: Coalition Monthly Report (April 2018) [Archived]
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENTNo previous reporting by Airwars
Coalition position: For January 9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 26 strikes engaged 25 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a fighting position and a logistics center.”
For January 10th
, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.”

 

January 10th 2018: (S1508) غرانيج Granij, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
Between 2 and 20 civilians were said to have died in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Granij, according to some local media. The high end claim appeared to have originated with ISIS.
According to Euphrates Post, “a number of civilians were killed as a result of air strikes likely to belong to the International Alliance aimed at the town of Granage this afternoon.”

Smart News reported that “the Syrian Democratic Forces are trying to complete their control of the city of Granij (90 km east of the town of Deir al-Zour), north-east of Syria. Activists reported heavy clashes with IS.”
According to the Step News Agency, “on the tenth of this month, at least 20 people were killed by coalition bombing of the town of Granji” – though the source provided no further details.
Montaked, who appears to be an activist, also put the claimed death toll at 20 with 30 others wounded, blaming Coalition warplanes. However, a reply to Montaked’s tweet by an account called ‘The Pride of Shaetat’ [an area in Deir Ezzor] denies the news, saying that no civilians were killed. Damascus News Network also denied reports of civilian casualties, saying that “no air operations had been seen”.
Baladi, however, also reported a death toll of 20 with 30 more injured in Coalition strikes – saying the claim had originated with ISIS. Qasioun said there had been fatalities “likely” caused by the alliance in Granij.
Civilians reported killed: 2-20
Civilians reported injured:
30
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], Montaked [Arabic], [Archived], Damascus News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: On January 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 26 strikes engaged 25 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a fighting position and a logistics center.”

On January 10th-11th: “Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January.

 

January 10th 2018: (S1509) السوسة al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
Several civilians were killed and injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on al Soussa, local media noted.
According to Euphrates Post, “The daughter of Jassem al-Aziz was injured as a result of air strikes targeting one of the orchards in the town of al Soussa yesterday [January 10th].” Euphrates Post didn’t identify the culprit, though Qasioun pointed to the Coalition.
Damascus News Network reported that “a
 number of civilians were martyred and wounded by a US-led International Alliance airliner in strikes on the village of al-Sousse in the eastern suburb of Deir al-Zour.”

Civilians reported killed: 1-2 or more
Civilians reported injured:
1-2 or more
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Damascus News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair reports of injuries, though single source claim for fatalities
Coalition position: On January 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 26 strikes engaged 25 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a fighting position and a logistics center.”

On January 10th-11th: “Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January.

 

January 10th 2018: (S1510) البوكمال Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
According to Lawhat Bukmalna, “Coalition air strikes targeted several positions of Iranian groups in the city of Abu Kamal. There were reports of civilian deaths”.
Lawhat Bukmalna went on to report that the following sites were struck:
Near al Hajana

Near the school of Zeinab
The Tuweiba area
The Mosque of al Mustafa
The area of Dbei’aa
Al Hamdan, al Ghabra and al Sayyal.
The following were listed as killed: “the family of Abdul Razzaq Al Mulla Rashid. More than 30 dead from  Assad and Shiite militias”. The same family was named by Souriyati, which attributed their deaths to the Coalition.The source reported: “Coalition aircraft shelled Iranian positions located inside and around the city of Albu Kamal 10/01/2018. We learned from sources in the vicinity of Albuqmal that the US-led coalition aircraft dropped leaflets demanding the forces of Hezbollah and Shiite militias leave the border crossing within a few days or else it will be subjected unprecedented shelling and annihilation”. It went on to report “bombing of several Iranian posiitons located in the city of Abu Kamal and its countryside”.
Baladi also said “a whole family” was killed by the Coalition, as did Al Jisr TV

Civilians reported killed: 4 or more
Civilians reported injured:
unknown
Sources: Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic], [Archived], Lawhat Bukmalna [Arabic], [Archived], Lawhat Bukmalna (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Souriyati [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Rami Assaf tweet [from Deir Ezzor media office: not related to this event but confirmation on Coalition raids.] [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair 
Coalition position: On January 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 26 strikes engaged 25 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a fighting position and a logistics center.”

On January 10th-11th: “Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January.

 

January 10th 2018: (S1511) الحمدان al Hamdan village, البوكمال Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
According to Free Deir Ezzor, there were “a number of wounded in the village of Hamdan” following Coalition airstrikes.
Souriyati reported that seven civilians were wounded in al Hamdan and also pointed towards the Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported injured:
2-7
Sources: Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic], [Archived], Lawhat Bukmalna [Arabic], [Archived], Al Bukamal Mutassil al Aan [Arabic], [Archived], Souriyati [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details.
Coalition position: On January 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 26 strikes engaged 25 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a fighting position and a logistics center.”

On January 10th-11th: “Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January.

 

January 13th 2018: (S1512) هجين Hajeen, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
Five named civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Hajeen, sources on the ground said. The earliest report of casualties was on January 13th, though some reports later claimed the event was on the 14th or 15th.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “five civilians, including a woman, were killed as International Coalition warpalnes fired missiles on Hajin city in Deir Ez-Zour eastern suburbs, on January 13, 2018.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also blaming the Coalition, put the death toll at four including “a man and his wife”.

Step News referred to a “massacre” in Hajeen, in which “a family of five including a woman” died.
Euphrates Post and Free Deir Ezzor named victims as:
Matrouk al Saleh and his wife
Bashar al-Saleh
Yasser Shaker Al Ismail
Abdul Qadir Shaker Al Ismail
Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office reported that “Both Matruk al-Saleh and his wife, and Yashar al-Salih, Yasser Shaker Al Isma’il and Abdul Qader Shaker al-Ismail were killed as a result of the shelling that targeted their home in a Hajeen  city” – thought this report put the event as January 14th. 
Sound and Picture, DCHRS and Qasioun were among other sources attributing the event to the Coalition.
ANHA news agency made no mention of civilian deaths, but reported that “17 Daesh mercenaries were killed during clashes between Syrian Democratic forces and Daesh mercenaries near the village of Hajin”.

Civilians reported killed: 5, including 1 woman
Civilians reported injured:
unknown
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR) [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) [Archived],  SO4HR (2) [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic], [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic], [Archived], ANHA news agency [Kurdish] [Arabic], [Archived], Al Ahed [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic], [Archived], Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office [Arabic], [Archived], Al Haall [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], DCHRS list of victims for 14th Jan [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For January 13th 2018 the Coalition reported that “On Jan. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 13 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, two ISIS motorcycles, two weapons caches, four fighting positions, a VBIED factory and an ISIS logistics center.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January. For January 9th, it reported a strike on “armed terrorists on a rooftop north-east of Hajin”.

 

January 13th 2018: (S1513) السوسة al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
One civilian died and several more were wounded in an airstrike on al Soussa, according to local media.
One victim was named as Saleh Ibrahim Mohsen Al-FarisDeir Ezzor 24 blamed the Coalition for his death, though other sources didn’t identify the culprit.
According to Al Sharq al Souri, shells landed on the victim’s home. Sound and Picture and Saout al Sharqiya reported that the Coalition carried out strikes on al Soussa but made no mention of civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
2
Sources: Al sharq al souri [Arabic], [Archived], Al sharq al souri (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jadid al Arabi [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR) [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic], [Archived], Saout al Sharqiya [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For January 13th 2018 the Coalition reported that “On Jan. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, 13 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, two ISIS motorcycles, two weapons caches, four fighting positions, a VBIED factory and an ISIS logistics center.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January. For January 9th, it reported a strike on “armed terrorists on a rooftop north-east of Hajin”.

January 18th 2018: (S1513a) Hajeen, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
In a previously unknown incident, the Coalition reported in May 2018 that it had killed one civilian in Hajeen.
According to the monthly civilian casualty report: “#5. January 18, 2018, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report. During a strike on Daesh-held building a scooter entered the impact area moments before the impact. One civilian was unintentionally killed
.”
The Coalition said the event took place in the military grid area of 37SFU662439 (location accuracy 100 meters). This places the event at Hajeen.
Airwars had only monitored local claims of civilian harm in Hajeen on the 13th (S1512) and 24th of January (S1520).
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 0
Sources: Coalition monthly casualty report (May 31st, 2018),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For January 13th 2018 the Coalition reported that “On Jan. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, 13 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, two ISIS motorcycles, two weapons caches, four fighting positions, a VBIED factory and an ISIS logistics center.”
The UK has reported that it was active in the vicinity of Abu Kamal between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th January. For January 9th, it reported a strike on “armed terrorists on a rooftop north-east of Hajin”.

January 23rd 2018: (S1519) الشعفة al Sha’afa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
Up to 15 civilian including as many as seven women died in an alleged Coaltion airstrike at a hospital in al Sha’afa, according to local media.
Free Deir Ezzor put the death toll at 14 including seven women. It published photographs of ruins of “the hospital targeted by the Coalition”.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, four women died in the attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at “15 casualties including 7 citizen women”.
It named victims as Nadia Al Abada Al Ali Mustafa (Umm Mahmoud) from the town of Muhsin and the wife of Ahmed Al Mahmoud Al Salem Al Mousa (Al Kadran)“.
Baladi reported that “on Tuesday, warplanes targeted the Al-Pomsir complex in the town of Al-Sha’afa in Al-Boukamal, east of Deir Al-Zour, which caused its complete destruction.”
Euphrates Post later reported “the martyrdom” of nurse Basma Mohammed and her daughter Sajida. While the post did not mention the day in which the victims were killed, it did specify that the victims were killed “as a result of airstrikes that targeted Sha’afa Hospital”.

Civilians reported killed: 3-15, including 3-7 women
Civilians reported injured:
6 or more
Sources: Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic], [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR) [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], @QSD_Jabha [Arabic], [this source belongs to SDF] [Archived], @asharqasouri [Arabic], [Archived], @RevoZamalka [Arabic], [Archived], @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic], [Archived], @asharqasouri [Arabic], [Archived], @SYR_REV_NEWS [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jisr [Arabic], [Archived], Syria News [Arabic] [regime propaganda], [Archived], Sana.sy [Arabic], [regime propaganda] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For January 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, a command and control center and an ISIS-held building.”

For January 23rd-24th: “Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three pieces of ISIS construction equipment, three fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes.”

The ruins of a hospital in al Sha’afa, following an alleged Coalition airstrike on Jan 23rd (via Free Deir Ezzor)

January 24th 2018: (S1520) Hajeen near al BaghouzDeir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Three women died and several other civilians were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Hajeen, according to local media.
The three victims were named by Deir Ezzor 24 as
Mansya Samir Al-Aswad
The wife of Eid Mansy Al Aswad
The wife of Ali Mansy Al Aswad
The Syrian Observatory

Some reports which confused the event with S1519 the previous day. For example Baladi News claimed that “according to local media sources, three women were martyred on Wednesday by the bombardment of a Hajeen hospital east of Deir al-Zour. They explained that they were from one family. The family had previously migrated from the ِAl Baghuoz”.
Civilians reported killed: 3 women
Civilians reported injured:
 2
Sources: DeirEzzor24 [Arabic], [Archived], @asharqasouri [Arabic], [Archived], @SyriaNewsNetwrk [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR) [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Free Army [Arabic], [Archived], Al Baghouz News [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], DCHRS [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For January 24th 2018 the Coalition reported: “On Jan. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a front-end loader, two ISIS supply routes, four fighting positions and an ISIS line of communication.”

 

January 26th 2018: (S1521) قرية البحرة Al Bahra village, northwest of Hajeen town, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Thirty civilians allegedly died in Coalition airstrikes on Al Bahra village in the Deir Ezzor countryside, according to local sources on the ground.
@7UFCmSxd0IUBffH and other sources said that there were “more than 30 martyrs, most of them women and children, and injured civilians, in US air strikes on the village of Al-Bahra.
The Shaam News Network reported “warplanes of the International Coalition committed a massacre in air strikes on the town of Al-Bahra”. It went on to cite the IS media agency Amaq Agency which had “said that coalition air raids on the town had killed 30 people, most of them women and children, and caused many casualties.” Al Jazeera also cited ISIS as the source for claims of 30 civilians killed.
Additional sources also blamed the Coalition, reporting that most of the victims were women and children. A number of sources referred specifically to “US airstrikes”.
Civilians reported killed: 30
Civilians reported injured: at least 2
Sources: @7UFCmSxd0IUBffH [Arabic], [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic], [Archived],  Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network (SNN) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], A’maq video [IS media agency], Syria News [Arabic], [Archived], Al jazeera [Arabic], [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic], @Khalidjcob2 [Arabic], [Archived], @AJABreaking [Arabic], [Archived], @raassaf77 [Arabic], [Archived], @ajmurgent [Arabic], [Archived], @MousaAlomar [Arabic], [Archived], @Deirfree [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source claim (ISIS)
Coalition position: For January 26th 2018 the Coalition reported: “On Jan. 26 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of eight engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a construction vehicle, a VBIED, two fighting positions and two Daesh headquarters.”

 

January 27th 2018: (I675) البغدادي, Al Baghdadi, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: In a friendly fire incident, at least Iraqi police officers and Popular Forces personnel were reportedly killed and between 11 and 20 wounded. A Coalition airstrike is reported to have mistakenly targeted a convoy which was on itsfrom arresting a terrorist cell in al Baghdadi town center.
According to local and Iraqi military sources a number of vehicles carrying security forces had attended a building housing a terrorist cell. The Joint Operation Command/Iraq reported that “terrorist leader Kareem’Abat Ali al-Sammarid,” was present “to meet with a terrorist cell preparing operations against security forces and citizens.” All sources blamed the US-led Coalition.
Yaqein quoted information from a military source, stating that “after the arrest of the wanted person, forces came under armed attack, which called for a response, when the forces returned to the point of departure, […] they were targeted by US helicopters.” 
Most reports emphasized the death of the mayor of the al-Baghdadi district, Sharbail al-Obeidi and the district police director Col. Salam al-Obeidi.
Heet al-Somod was the only source providing a full list of casualties and wounded forces:
Martyrs of al-Baghdadi as a result of US bombing and so far the reasons are not known:
Ghajban Naji Saadoun
Haidar Sadek Karim Makhlaf
Gheith Natik kareem
Ahmed Karim Makhlaf
Makhlaf Natik Kareem
Tahrir Mahmood
Maraw Mdi Kerb
Col.Salm Al Obeidi

The names of the wounded
Ayman Shuja Ali
Ammar Adnan
Saddam, the commander of the second group, a popular crowd
First lieutenant followed Karab Ali Summermad
Muawiyah Karb Ali Summarad
Amr Karb Ali Summermad
Sherhabeel Kahlan Ali Samarmad Director of Al-Baghdadi district
Mohammed Kahlan Ali
Saleh Saif Afat Ali Summermad
Mohammad Yahya
Natik Kareem Makhlif
Sadiq Karim Makhlaf
Emad Younis Karim Makhlaf
Colonel Abdullah Ahmed Fahad, Director of Police Baghdad
Sarmad Nateq Karim Makhlaf
Nasirah Shaker Saud
Rashed Natek Karim Makhlif
Kareem Natik Makhlif
Salwa Mohammed Karim Makhlaf.”

Troops reported killed: 7-8
Troops reported injured: 11-20
Sources: Dotmsr [Arabic] [Archived], Naynawa Alghad [Arabic] [Archived], Joint Operation Command/Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Taghier TV [Arabic] [Archived], Mahmood Abdulkaliq [Arabic] [Archived],  Naynawa Alghad [Arabic] [Archived], Almaalomah [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Heet al-Somod [Arabic] [Archived], Naynawa Alghad [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: In its weekly report covering the week of January 26th and February 1st, the Coalition ommitted any details relating to Iraq strikes on January 27th.
This was finally amended on February 16th to state the following: “On Jan. 27 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement in support of an Iraqi Security Forces’ raid on a high-value Daesh leader.”

Colonel Abdul Salam al-Obeidi, Head of police al-Baghdadi West (via Nineveh Tomorrow)

 

January 30th 2018: (S1522) قرية البحرة , Al Bahra Village, northwest Hajin town , countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians were reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Bahra village, according to multiple local sources.
Al Manar News, for example, reported that “three civilians were killed after the bombing of International Alliance aircraft on the village of Al-Bahra in the south-east of Deir Ez-Zour.”
ISIS released a video on January 30th titled ‘Effects of US air strikes on the village of Al Bahra.’ The following day Euphrates Post published photos it said showed “the effects of the destruction as a result of air raids targeted the town of Bahra in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.”
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: @MasarPressNet [Arabic], [Archived], Almanar [Hezbullah propaganda] [Arabic], [Archived], Alahed News [Arabic], [Archived], Samidon [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details

Coalition position: For January 30th 2018 the Coalition reported: “On Jan. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 18 engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged six Daesh tactical units and destroyed two Daesh supply routes, three Daesh headquarters, a staging facility, a Daesh motorcycle and an artillery piece.”

Scenes of destruction at Bahra late January 2018 (via Euphrates Post)

February 2018

February 2nd 2018: (S1525) قرية البحرة , Al Bahra Village, northwest Hajin town, countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple sources reported the death of eleven civilians and seven or more wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Bahra village, northwest of the town of Hajin.
A tweet from @BassamJaara was the only source with an estimated tally of more than 30 casualties, stating that: “More than 30 people, mostly children and women, were killed by US air strikes on the village of Al-Bahra northwest of the Hajeen city of Deir Al-Zour yesterday.” A tweet by @CkmKZSiHpiYW0c1 mentioned “dozens” of civilians were injured by an “aerial bombardment of international coalition”. Most other sources however, reported only eleven slain and seven injured civilians – with some reports specifically mentioning “US airstrikes”.
According to a number of local reports, the strikes hit a hospital in the rural town. This was later confirmed by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, mentioning that the airstrikes rendered the makeshift hospital inoperable.
Civilians reported killed: 11-30
Civilians reported injured: 7-24
Sources: Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanalwasl [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Bard [Arabic] [Archived], Geroun [Arabic] [Archived], Athrpress [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @BassamJaara [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @CkmKZSiHpiYW0c1 [Arabic] [Archived], Ahmad Al Shbli [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For February 2nd the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 2 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an ISIS supply route, two staging facilities, three ISIS vehicles and damaged a mortar system.”

Photo of the alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Bahra (via Ahmad Al Shbli).
The aftermath of the alleged Coalition airstrike on a hospital in Al Bahra (via Ahmad Al Shbli).

 

February 3rd-4th 2018: (S1526) قرية البحرة, Al Bahra Village, northwest Hajin town, countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
Multiple local sources reported up to 40 civilians killed, including up to 20 named children and at least women, and “dozens” wounded in a major casualty event in Al Bahra on February 4th.
All sources identify the Coalition as the culprit or – as with the Enabbaladi local report – specifically mentioned the “indiscriminate US shelling”.
ISIS released a video via A’amaq on February 4th, showing the damage and the bodies of children laying on the ground. Multiple photographs appeared to document high infant fatalities in the town.
A report from Jisr TV mentioned that this incident was a continuation of the campaign on the village as mentioned before in event S1525, noting that “the international coalition fighters intensified their air strikes on the areas under the organization east of Deir Ezzor recently, especially in the village of Al-Bahra”.
On February 8th, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the fatality toll rose to “at least 40, including 20 children and 13 women”. According to the report, the airstrike targeted a school with Internally Displaced Persons. Euphrates Post and the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies both later provided a list of the casualties that had been so far documented: Euphrates Poist said most of the deceased were IDPs from the town of Safira in eastern Aleppo:

1- Malik Mohammed Al-Hussein Al Arabesh
2 – the wife of Malik Mohammed al Hussein
3 – Mahmoud bin Ali al-Hussein Al Arbash
4 – Haitham bin Ali Al – Hussein Al Arbish
5 – The wife of Haitham, daughter of  Ahmed Al Ahmad al Juma’a
6- Wife of Malik Al-Ali Al-Hussain the daughter of  Mahmoud Al Dandal
7- Abdul Rahman the son of  Mohammed Al-Hussein, 4 years old
8- Mohammed the son of  Mohammed Al-Hussein, 3 years old
9 – Emad the son of  Haitham Al – Hussein, 3 years old
10- Sondos, daughter of Haitham al-Hussein, a two-year-old girl
11 – Jihad Mahmoud Ali Al-Hussein child 3 years
12- Mariya the daughter of  Mahmoud al-Hussein is a two-year-old girl
13 – Shahd the duaghter of  Mahmoud Al Ali Al Hussein 5 years
14- The wife of Mahmoud bin Ali al-Hussein,daughter of Mohammed al-Haj Ali
15 – The wife of Ahmed bin Ali Al Hussein Al Hussein
16 – Wafa Al Ahmed Al Haj Ali
17 – Hisham the son of  Malik bin Ali Al Hussein, 7 years old
18 – Hudhayfah the son of Malik Ali al – Hussein 5 years old
19 – Bayan,  the daughter of Malik Ali Hussein 3 years old
20 – Nasreen al-Husain the duaghter of  Hussein, wife of Ahmed al-Hussein bin Ali
21 – Aya, the daughter of  Ahmed Al Hussein Bin Ali , 3 months child
22 – Nour, the daughter of  Ali al-Hussein, 14 years
23- Abdo Al-Ahmad Al-Alo Abu Nayef
24 – Saleh Al – Abboud Al – Ahmad Al – Alawi Abu Fadi
25- The wife of Abu Fadi the daughter of  Hammad Al-Ahmad Al-Alawi
26 – Ibrahim, the son of  Saleh al-‘Abdu al-Ahmad al-‘Alu, 6 years old
27 – Izzo, the son of  Saleh al-‘Abdu al-Ahmad al-‘Alu, 9 years old
28- The wife of Fadi Ibn Saleh Al-Abboud Al-Ahmad Al-Alu, the daughter of Professor Mohamed Fouad Ismail
29 – Magda, daughter of  Mohammed al-Hamdu al-Alou, 28 years old
30 – Samih, the daughter of  Mohammed al-Hamdu al-Alawi, 40 years old
31- Fatima,  the daughter of  Mohammed al-‘Abdu al-‘Alu, nicknamed Abu Bashar, 9 years old
32- Maha, the daughter of  Mohammed al-‘Abdu al-‘Ali, 7 years old
33- Iman, the daughter of Hammad Al-Ahmad Al-Alou, 36 years old
34 – Abdullah Abu Hussein Haj Ibrahim
35 – Malika, the daughter of Abdullah Abu Hussein
36 – Bashar the son of  Abdullah Abu Hussein Haj Ibrahim, 17 years old
37 – Mohammed the son of  Abdullah Abu Hussein, 13 years old
38 – Anwar Mohammed Al-Anwar, 9 years old
39 – Nourah, the daughter of Mohammed Al-Anwar, 3 years old
40 – Qutaibah, the son of  Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Hussein, 2 years old

Civilians reported killed: 38-40, including 20 children and 13 to 20 women
Civilians reported injured: 24
Sources: A’amaq video (ISIS propaganda footage) [Arabic], Jısırtv [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Enabbaladi [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Omar_Madaniah [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @alialshami19961 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Deirfree [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Step [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], DCHRS [Arabic] [Archived], Video tweeted by ‏@Rjwhctsj1
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 4th the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS supply routes, a staging area and a weapons cache.”

A little girl, one of the victims of the continued air campaign on Al Bahra (via Euphrates)

 

February 5th-6th 2018: (S1527) البحرة Al Sha’afa,  countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported that between 17 and 59 civilians were killed in the village of Al Sha’afa. According to a tweet by @syrians, most of the casualties were women and children.
Radio al Kul and Free Deir Ezzor both stated specifically that 17 non combatants died at al Sha’afa. Step News Agency only makes mention of the destruction of “many buildings, houses and shops.” Other sources may have included the dead from S1526 in their tallies.
In a reply to a query by one of our researchers, Sound and Picture stated that the airstrikes started on the night of February 5th and continued until the morning of February 6th. This was later echoed by Zamanal Wasl. All sources mention the Coalition as the culprit.
It is important to note that Baladi News and Zamanal Wasl identified Al Amaq, the propaganda wing of so-called Islamic State, as their main source.
Civilians reported killed: 17-59
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzor24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Freedeirezzor [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanal Wasl [Arabic] [Archived],  Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Radio Al Kul [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @syrian [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: For February 5th the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two staging areas, an ISIS motorcycle, a fighting position and a VBIED.”
For February 6th the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS supply routes, a tunnel entrance and a weapons cache.”

 

February 6th 2018: (S1527) البحرة Al Salhiya, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to a single source, Coalition jets targeted Assad forces in the town of Salhiya on February 6th. According to the report, the group was trying to advance to SDF-controlled areas near Deir Ezzor city. The source did not specify if any casualties were made as a result of the airstrike.
Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor
Coalition position: For February 6th the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS supply routes, a tunnel entrance and a weapons cache.”

 

February 7th 2018: (I676)  المخيسة Al Mikhisa vilage, Diyala province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources reported that two civilians were killed and two injured by airstrikes in Al Mikhisa village, east of the Abu Sayda district. Local sources told Airwars that two of the deceased civilians may be farmers.
All reports mentioned the airstrikes targeted the “orchards” or “the farms” in the village. None of the reports however provided any information on the culprit.
However according to Alebaa TV, the head of the security committee in the Abu Saida district council stated that four “criminal elements” from Fallujah had been killed and wounded by “an intensive aerial bombardment” in the eastern part of the area.
Al Bawabh News later quoted the same head of the security committee who stated that “the so-called military prince of the Daesh organization in the Waqf basin was killed from wounds” that were a result of an air raid “near the orchards of Al-Mukhisa”.
Civilians reported killed: 2-4 – with two possible ISIS fighters
Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq Spring Media Center [Archived], tweet by @IraqiSpringMC [Arabic] [Archived], Alebaa TV [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bawabh News [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – status of victims unclear, and with no clear information on responsible belligerent
Coalition position: For February 7th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Taji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.”

 

February 11th 2018: (S1529) Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: In an alleged friendly fire incident, members of the Syrian Democratic Forces were claimed killed by an airstrike in the town of Al Soussa.
According to Sound and Picture, air raids accidentally hit “a gathering of militias” in “the countryside of #Abu Kamal”. Shaam FM specified that the targeted troops were members of the “First Regiment and the Jekdar Regiment”.
A
ll reports identified the US-led Coalition as the culprit, stating that the “international coalition” hit SDF positions by mistake. Smart reported that the airstrikes took place “after a violent attack by members of Daesh on SDF positions”, killing “many” troops on both sides. Baladi was the only source to report specifically the killing of 11 members of the SDF.

Troops reported killed: 2-11
Troops reported injured:
Sources: Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Sham.fm [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 11th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 11 engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, a Daesh-held building, a command and control center, three tactical vehicles and two Daesh-supply routes.”

 

February 19th 2018: (S1530) Hajin or possibly Al Bahra, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 12 and 15 civilians, including 5 children and 6 women were allegedly killed and “dozens” wounded in a Coalition airstrike on the city of Hajin on February 19th. However some sources, like Deir Ezzor24, stated that the airstrike in fact took place in Al Bahra, a town near Hajin.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the victims were Internally Displaced Persons from Mouhasan, Deir Ezzor. This claim was supported by other local sources who reported that ten members of the Al-Khalaf Al-Saleh family, all IDPs from Mouhasan, were killed in the airstrike.
Deir Ezzor24 and Euphrates Post published a list with all known casualties:
Khaled Al Khalaf Al Saleh Al Hussein
Hanaa al Khalaf al Saleh al Hussein
Rahaf Mahmoud  al Khalaf al Saleh
Lara Mahmoud t al Khalaf al Saleh
Hala Khalaf Al Saleh Al Hussein
Bakr “the son of Hana  al Khalaf al Saleh”
Ghafran  “daughter of Hana  al Khalaf al Saleh”
Fatima Nasser Al Ali
Habiba Mohammad al-Da’as.
Tayba Mohammad al-Da’as.
Maryam Mohammed al-Da’as
Hamza Mohammad al-Da’as
Ahmed Mohammad al-Da’as
Jabir al-Da’as
The wife of Jaber al-Da’as
It is worth mentioning that an earlier report by Euphrates Post stated that Muhammad al-Da’as (number 14 on the casualty list) was a member of so-called Islamic State. His whole family was killed in the same airstrike and was included on the list as well.
SN4HR, among others, later reported that on that same day, the Khdairin bakery in Hajin was targeted by an airstrike, damaging the building severely.

Civilians reported killed: 12-15, including 6 women and 5 children. One or more possible ISIS fighters
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: SN4HR [Archived], SN4HR [Archived], El Watan News [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], RT [Arabic] [Archived], Horrya [Arabic] [Archived], Eneva [Arabic] [Archived], Sana [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman Al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @SDF [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DE24 [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 19th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 19 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 12 engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged four Daesh tactical units and destroyed a Daesh observation post, a weapons cache and a Daesh resupply vehicle and damaged a bulldozer and a mortar.”

Muhammed al Da’as was reportedly an ISIS fighter according to one local source. However 14 members of his immediate family had no known associations with the terror group (via Euphrates Post)

 

February 21st 2018: (S1531) Hajin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: 12 civilians were reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Hajin on February 21st. Sources reported that “several missiles” struck the town 50 kilometers northwest of Abu Kamal.
Sana initially reported on the incident, quoting local sources confirming the death of 12 civilians and stressing that the toll may rise due to the severity of the “dozens of injured”. 
Several sources later reported on the incident, but all seem to be apparent references to the Sana article.
The same sources stated that serious material damage was caused as a result of the strike, including “ovens” or a bakery in the center of the city. This may refer to the the Khdairin bakery in Haji that the Syrian Network for Human Rights already reported on, linking it to the February 19th attack on Hajin. However, Sana does clearly distuingish between the two strikes, stating that the February 21st bombardment “came less than 48 hours after the massacre of the American coalition, which killed 16 civilians”.
Civilians reported killed: 12
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Sana [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik [Arabic] [Archived], Shafaaq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Ahed News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Manar News [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman Al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Al Alam [Arabic] [Archived],  El Watan News [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Poor – effectively single-sourced
Coalition position: For February 21st, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 21 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two mortar staging facilities and a weapons cache.”

 

February 23rd 2018: (S1533) الشفعة Al Sha’afa Village, countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 8 and 25 civilians reportedly died  and as many as “dozens” were injured as a result of a claimed Coalition airstrike on the town of Al Sha’afa.
An Abu Kamal local later told Al-Hail that the bombardment had wounded “mostly women and children”.
Sound and Picture, Baladi News and Deir Ezzor24 all mentioned that the airstrike had hit a school housing families or Internally Displaced Persons. It is important to note that Baladi News quoted Al A’amaq, the media wing of so-called Islamic State, as its main source.
Civilians reported killed: 8-25
Civilians reported injured: 4-24
Sources: Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Geroun [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hal [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 23rd, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a fighting position.”

 

February 23rd/24th 2018: (S1533a) الشفعة, Hajin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to a single source, alleged Coalition strikes on the city of Hajin killed one civilian and injured seven others. The report from Al Hal News stated that in addition to damaging houses, the bombardment “led to the death of a young man and wounding seven others”.
Although Airwars researchers did not identify any other public reporting on this incident, there were a number of sources confirming clashes between so-called Islamic State and SDF forces in Hajin on February 23rd or 24th. Additionally, Shaam Network’s evening news added that the Coalition bombarded “the outskirts of Hajin city” on February 23rd. The report however did not identify any civilian casualties as a result of the strikes.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources: tweet by @DE24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @SDF [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hal News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For February 23rd, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a fighting position.”
For February 24th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun and a fighting position.”

 

February 25th 2018: (S1534) الشفعة District 24 of Al Sha’afa Village, countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local reports by Euphrates Post, alleged Coalition air raids targeted “a residential complex in district 24” of the town of Al Sha’afa. The sources stated that there were civilian casualties as a result, but did not specify a specific number.
Two sources reported the incident. However, the reports were apparent carbon copies of each other.
Civilians reported killed: 0-2 or more
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – effectively single-sourced
Coalition position: For February 25th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.”

 

February 25th 2018: (S1535) ظهرة العلواني  Zahret Al Alwni, countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported that 10 to 25 civilians had been killed and dozens wounded as a result of an alleged Coalition airstrike on Zahret Al Alwni – a camp located between Al Sousse and Al Sha’afa. Most sources reported that 16 non combatants had died.
According to most reports, the victims of the airstrike were “mostly children and women”. Euphrates Post and Deir Ezzor 24 included a list of the known victims in their reports:
Family of Hussein Al Shuja
Family of Mohammed Al Shuja
Family of Ahmed Al Shuja
Daughter of Ali Al Shuja
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the highest tally of at least 25 civilian fatalities, including 7 children and 6 women.

Civilians reported killed: 10-25, including 7 children and 6 women
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Orient [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 25th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.”

 

February 28th 2018: (S1536) الشفعة Al Kashma district of Al Sha’afa Village, countryside of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Between ten to thirty civilians were reported killed and “dozens” injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Sha’afa. Most sources stress that many of the victims are women and children.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of 22 civilians, including 9 children and 7 women and stressed that the toll was expected to rise due to the critical situation some of the injured civilians were in.
Deir Ezzor 24 tweeted that airstrikes were targeting the “Al Kashma district” of Al Sha’afa – later mentioning that more than ten civilians were harmed by the bombardments. Most sources specifically reported that 17 or 26 civilians were killed, with Free Dier Ezzor Radio even reporting “more than 30 martyrs, mostly women and children, as a result of US air strikes at dawn today”.

One activist, who declined to be named, told Smart reporters that the civilian casualties may be ISIS family members as “the town’s families had left more than a month ago.” This was echoed by tweets from @QSD_Jabha and @Norsforstudies and a Baladi report stating that, according to so-called Islamic State itself, 30 civilians were killed in Al Sha’afa.
Civilians reported killed: 10-30, including 9 children and 7 women
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Free Dier Azour Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Step [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @QSD_Jabha [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Norsforstudies [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @asharqasouri [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam [Arabic] [Archived], Jisirty [Arabic] [Archived], El Nashra [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman Al Wsl [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 28th, the Coalition reported: “On Feb. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a Daesh supply route and a Daesh-held building.”

 

February 28th 2018: (S1537) الصفاوي Al Safawi, Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple sources stated that three or six civilians, including a seven-year-old child, were killed in an airstrike on a vehicle in the town of Al Safawi in the countryside of southern Al Hasakah on February 28th.
Most local sources reported that the victims all came from the same family and were killed when driving in their car. Other sources, like Baladi, specified that in fact 3 civilians were killed and 3 others were injured as a result of the bombardment. The report also listed the names of the victims, provided by local sources: “Mohannad As’ad al-Khamis al-Issa, Bashir Juma al-Issa and one of Khamis al-Issa’s sons” aged 7.
All sources identified the Coalition as the culprit.
Civilians reported killed: 3-6, including 1 child
Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Sana [Arabic] [Archived], Masar Press [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Asharqasouri [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though with no confirmed Coalition strikes in vicinity.
Coalition position: For February 28th, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the vicinity of Al Safawi or Hasakah governorate.

 

March 2018

March 2nd 2018: (S1538) Khasham, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, the Coalition allegedly conducted several airstrikes on forces of the Assad regime and pro-Assad militias near the town of Khasham.
According to Baladi, two combatants were killed as a result of the bombardments. It is important to note that no other reports mentioned casualties among the Assad forces.
Syrian PC quoted a correspondent from Al-Jisr channel, who stated that regime forces had been targeted “for the third consecutive time in a few days”.
Troops reported killed: 2
Troops reported injured: 
Sources: Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @tlabyadmubashr [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Jisrt Tv [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian PC [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 2nd, the Coalition reported that: “On Mar. 2 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of nine engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed two Daesh supply routes, three Daesh construction vehicles, a weapons cache and a command and control center.”

 

March 2nd 2018: (S1539) قرية عفرة قرب الضهرة Afra Al Bajari Village near Al Dahra, Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported that three civilians were killed and between one to four seriously injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Afra, on the evening of March 2nd.
Multiple sources identified victims as Ahmed Jasser Al Shalabi (or Jamil al-Ahmad al-Jasser) and Attallah al-Hajij and Ammar al-Fayyad al-Ali who was severely injured.
The civilians were in their car when they were hit by an airstrike and according to a local source quoted by Zaman Al Wasl, the passengers were on the road between Abu Hamda and Al Touymen. The same report also stated that apart from the two civilian victims, two members of so-called Islamic State were killed in the airstrike.
Civilians reported killed: 2, and 2 ISIS fighters
Civilians reported injured: 1-4
Sources: Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @soheb9933 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @asharqasouri [Arabic] [Archived], Sharqiya Press [Arabic] [Archived], Eye On Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman Al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Al Watan Online [Arabic] [Archived], Halil Al Askar [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair – though with no confirmed Coalition strikes in the vicinity.
Coalition position: For March 2nd, the Coalition did not report any strikes in the vicinity of Afra Al Bajari, Al Dahra or the Hasakah governorate.

Jamil al-Ahmad al-Jasser, killed in an airstrike near Al Dahra on March 2nd (via Marsad Al Hasaka)

 

March 3rd-5th 2018: (S1540a) Al Baghouz, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: A young man, identified as Omar Mohammed Ali Al Dakhoul, originally from Al Bu Ammru, was killed in an airstrike on the town of Al Baghouz, according to three local sources. None of the reports however specified on which date the bombardment took place, only mentioning that the man was killed “days ago”.
Statements by Marsad Mohsen and Al Mohsen and Al Bakhour detailed that “an affiliate of the International Alliance” was believed to be behind the air raids.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources:
 Al Sharq Al Souri [Arabic] [Archived], Marasad Mohsen [Arabic] [Archived], Al Mohsen and Al Bakhour [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details given
Coalition position: 
For March 3rd, the Coalition reported: “On Mar. 3 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units.”

For March 4th, the Coalition reported: “On Mar. 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two Daesh supply routes.”
For March 5th, the Coalition reported: “On Mar. 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh supply route and a Daesh transportation vehicle.”


March 6th 2018: (S1540) الشفعة Al Sha’afa, Deir Ezzor governorate
, Syria

Summary: Four families of Tajik nationality were reported killed as a result of airstrikes on the town of Al Sha’afa, according to local sources. It is important to mention that all reports state that the victims were related to so-called Islamic State. Although the sources imply that women and children were harmed by the bombardments, no names, photos or other details were provided.
Reports from Baladi and Al Sharq Al Shouri Agency identified the “International Coalition” as the culprit.
Civilians reported killed: 12 or more

Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: Euphrates [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Al Sharq Al Shouri Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Abou Mo’az Al Idilbi [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: 
Fair – though few details given
Coalition position:
For March 6th, the Coalition reported: “On Mar. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a Daesh supply route, a front end loader and a staging facility.”

 

March 6th 2018: (S1541) هجين Hajin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to three sources, Bassam Al-Maeuf Al-Hamoud and his wife were killed in an alleged March 6th Coalition airstrike on Hajin. According to the reports, the couple came from the town of Mushin, Deir Ezzor.
The report did not clearly specify whether or not both casualties were non-combatant civilians. However, it did mention the “martyrdom” of the couple. Deir Ezzor24 told Airwars researchers that they “never use the word ‘martyr’ to describe the dead from any party to the conflict”. 
Civilians reported killed: 2, including 1 woman

Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @asharqasouri [Arabic] [Archived], Legal Documentation Network in Deir Ezzor [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: For March 6th, the Coalition reported: “On Mar. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a Daesh supply route, a front end loader and a staging facility.”

 

March 8th 2018: (S1543) هجين Hajin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Two local sources reported “several civilian casualties” as a result of alleged Coalition airstrikes on ISIS at Hajin.
According to 7al the bombardment had targeted an ISIS HQ “killing six elements inside  three of them Moroccan nationals,” later adding that the same shelling had caused civilian casualties near “the entrance of the city”. This was echoed by Barda, which reported that several raids had killed civilians.
Step also reported on the airstrikes, but did not mention any civilian casualties and stated that there “were no reports of damage”.
Civilians reported killed: 2, and 6 ISIS fighters
Civilians reported injured: 0-2 or more
Sources: 7al [Arabic] [Archived], Barda [Arabic] [Archived], Step [Arabic] [Archived], Al Haall [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 8th the Coalition reported that “On Mar. 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed a Daesh supply route and a UAV.”

 

March 8th 2018: (S1544) .السوسة Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source reported on the shelling of Al Soussa on March 8th, which allegedly resulted in “a number of civilian casualties”.

According to 7al, the same shelling that targeted Hajin had also struck al Soussa in the countryside of Abu Kamal, killing a number of civilians and damaging houses in the village.
At present, Airwars researchers have not identified any further known public allegations of civilians killed or injured relating to this incident.
Civilians reported killed: 0-2 or more
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: 7al [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – single-sourced
Coalition position: For March 8th the Coalition reported that “On Mar. 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed a Daesh supply route and a UAV.”

 

March 9th 2018: (S1544a)  الميادين, Al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Local media reported that between 30 and 35 members of regime forces and militias were killed and others were injured in an airstrike on Al Mayadeen.
According to Euphrates Post, the “unknown airstrike” had likely targeted a regime headquarters in the al-Sinaa district of Al Mayadeen. The report also stated that an unknown number of officers were among the more than 30 victims of the bombardment.
Most other sources identified the Coalition as the culprit. 

Troops reported killed: 30-35
Troops reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Geroun News [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 9th the Coalition reported that “On Mar. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a Daesh-held building and a weapons cache.”

Photo of alleged airstrike on Al Mayadeen (via Geroun news)

March 26th 2018: (S1546a) Euphrates Valley, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: In a previously unknown allegation, the UK for the first time admitted its forces caused civilian harm during an airstrike against so-called Islamic State. In a written statement to Parliament, Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson MP, stated that “one civilian was unintentionally killed,” when a UK Reaper drone struck three ISIS fighters. In its weekly update, the UK MoD previously stated that a “Reaper tracked a group of terrorists in a vehicle in the Syrian Euphrates valley on Monday 26 March, and successfully destroyed it and its occupants with a precision Hellfire missile attack.”

According to the statement made to parliament, a civilian had accidentally driven a motorbike into the strike area. “We reached this conclusion after undertaking routine and detailed post-strike analysis of all available evidence”, said Williamson.
Our researchers were unable to identify any public reports on the UK drone strike. Some local sources did mention strikes in which Assad sites were targeted, these however do not seem to be related to the conceded UK incident.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: tweet by Maps of the Middle East Wars [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Asharq al Souri [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], RT Arabic [Arabic] [Archived], The Guardian [Archived], Update UK MoD 

Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For March 26th, the Coalition reported “On March 26 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit.”

March 29th 2018: (S1547) الميادين, Al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, “a violent explosion” killed 12 members of the Assad regime and pro-Assad militias and wounded several others in the center of Al Mayadeen on March 29th. According to Asharq Asouri, the bombardment took place around 3am.

All reports stated that the blast was a result of an airstrike on the headquarters of regime forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that the bombardment “targeted a house in the Rumaila district”. Most sources quote local activists mentioning either “unidentified warplanes” or “the international coalition against the Islamic State” as the culprit.
Troops reported killed: 12
Troops reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Asharq Asouri [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Omar_Madaniah [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @BassamJaara [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear who belligerent was
Coalition position: For March 29th, the Coalition reported that “On March 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a Daesh-held building.”

 

April 2018

April 2nd 2018: (S1548) حطلة تحتاني , Hatla Tahtani, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, 17 members of regime forces and militias were killed and others were injured in an airstrike near the Taj Al-Arous shop area of Hatla Tahtani in rural Deir Ezzor.
Euphrates Post cited an anonymous source who was said to be close to the Assad regime and who reportedly confirmed the dead and wounded. The lowest tally, 9, was reported by 7al News which quoted Issam Ibrahim, a resident of the eastern countryside. The report however specified that 13 more combatants were injured, with some of them in a critical condition, “which is likely to increase the number of dead”. The source added that “two officers and three elements of Hizboullah Lebanon” were among the dead. 

Troops reported killed: 9-17
Troops reported injured: 2-13
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzorenow [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @stfree95 [Arabic] [Archived], 7al News [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam Network [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested Coalition – possible Israeli action. The Coalition did not report any strikes in Syria that day.
Coalition position: For April 2nd, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in Syria.

 

April 9th 2018: (S1553) تل الجاير, Tal al Jayer area, east of al Shadadi, Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported the death of one civilian as a result of an alleged Coalition military action in the vicinity of Tal al Jayer, east of the city of Shaddadi in the southern countryside of Hasakah governorate.
An Al-Khabour correspondent stated that the aircraft engaged in a “landing operation” near Al Sheikh fuel station, allegedly targeting Iraqis and arresting three families, including women and children. According to the report, one civilian was killed in accompanying clashes between Coalition forces and so-called Islamic State. The correspondent reported that the victim, who was identified as Alaa al Barzan, just “happened to be there”.
The death of the civilian was also reported by Syria News Station, a pro-regime outlet, which also made mention of a number of injured civilians. SNS stated that its sources “confirmed that the clashes resulted in the martyrdom of a civilian and injuring others from the Barzan family” after the “evacuation plan” of US helicopters at 11pm.
It is important to note that the Damascus News Network explicitly reported that the event took place without any airstrikes. Local sources told the network that indeed three US helicopters had landed near the fuel station to transfer three ISIS families of Iraqi nationality. However, although US jets were said to to accompany the operation, they flew over the region “without any targeting”.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian News Station (pro regime) [Arabic] [Archived], Damascus News Network [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – possible ground crossfire
Coalition position: For April 9th, the Coalition reported that “On April 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets. […] Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub.”


April 13th-14th 2018: (S1554) Damascus
, Damascus governorate, Syria
Summary: According to a single source, four civilians were killed in US-led bombardments on Al Barzah Scientific Research Facility in Damascus.
Al Sura tweeted photos that were said to show the destruction of the research centre after “#US, #UK and #French cruise missile strikes.” The tweet went on to say that nearby residential buildings were hit, leading to the death of 4 civilians.
The state-run news agency SANA stated that although “only a few rockets succeeded in reaching their targets”, the bombardment still  caused “great damage to the structure and facilities of the Institute.” SANA made no mention of civilian harm.
Airwars researchers did not identify any other public reporting of civilian casualties relating to the strikes in the Al Barzah neighborhood. A spokesperson of the Syrian defense ministry publicly stated that “only buildings were damaged.” 
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Dostor [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @BBCarabic [Arabic] [Archived], Sharq Alawsat [Arabic] [Archived], Vendeg News [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @AlSuraEnglish [Archived], SANA News [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Sky News [Archived], Airwars,

Quality of reporting: Discounted – claim assessed as non credible by Airwars
Coalition position: For April 13th, General Joseph F. Dunford stated during a press conference that “At 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, French, British and U.S. forces struck targets in Syria in support of President Trump’s objective to deter the future use of chemical weapons. Our forces were integrated throughout the planning and execution of the operation. The first target was a scientific research center located in the greater Damascus area. This military facility was a Syrian center for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology.”

 

April 13th-14th 2018: (S1554a) Homs, Homs governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians were credibly reported injured as a result of British strikes on a military compound West of the city of Homs “in the early hours of Saturday”.

A tweet by @Syriahr and a report by Dostor News, quoting the state-run news agency SANA, reported that “rockets targeted army warehouses” which were either deflected or missed their target. The subsequent explosion of one missile allegedly “led to the injury of 3 people”.
In an Assad government statement, clipped by BBC Arabic, the defense ministry spokesperson also makes mention of the three civilians wounded in the Homs strike.
Sky News shared aerial footage of the “Shinshar chemical weapon facility” before and after it was targeted by the airstrike. Euphrates Post shared similar footage, and stated that the military compound was “completely destroyed”. 
Civilians reported killed: 
Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Dostor [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @BBCarabic [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Vendeng [Arabic] [Archived], Al Arabiya News [Arabic] [Archived], Sky News [Archived], tweet by @Alarabiya [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Alhadath [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Alarabytv [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For April 13th, General Joseph F. Dunford stated during a press conference that “At 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, French, British and U.S. forces struck targets in Syria in support of President Trump’s objective to deter the future use of chemical weapons. Our forces were integrated throughout the planning and execution of the operation. […] The second target was a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs. We assessed that this was the primary location of Syrian sarin and precursor production equipment.
The third target, which was in the vicinity of the second target, contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and an important command post.”

Aerial footage of the site pictured after the strike (via Sky News)


April 14th 2018: (S1555) Jabal Azzan, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported that twenty or more Iranian troops were killed after multiple air raids targeted a military base in the area of Jabal Azzan, in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Rumaf News reported on “the killing of more than twenty Iranian officers” while other sources did not specify a number of casualties, for example a report by Free Deir Ezzor Radio which stated that “a group of Iranian officers and leaders of the Fatmiyun Brigade” was killed. Most other sources did not mention casualties among the Iranian troops. SOHR made mention of reports of casualties, and added that “militants confirmed the flight of an aircraft over the area of ​​the blast”.
Both Rumaf News and Free Deir Ezzor Radio stated that “Israeli raids” targeted the area of Jabal Azzan. Rumaf News quoted 
a tweet from an Israeli reporter, stating that “Israeli aircraft targeted an Iranian military base in Jabal Azzan”. Other sources did not blame an actor for the attack, instead referring to “an unknown air force” or “military aircraft”.
According to Sky News, the explosions came hours after “chemical weapons sites in Syria were hit by missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain”.
The incident was denied by Damascus Now, stating that there is “n
o truth to the news of hostile raids on the mountain of Azan, southern Aleppo countryside.” According to a reporter for the media outlet, the explosion was the result of “the destruction of remnants of terrorists in the region.” Alalam News reiterated the claims by stating that “explosives were detonated” but that Jabal Azzan was not targeted. Sputnik News quoted MP Ammar al-Assad, vice-chairman of the Syrian foreign relations committee, who stated that there was no explosion and this news was only reported “to draw attention to the countryside of Aleppo.”
Troops reported killed: 20

Troops reported injured: 
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Rumaf News [Arabic] [Archived], Rumaf News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Damascus Now (pro-regime) [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik News [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Hadialabdallah [Arabic] [Archived], Sky News [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Discounted Coalition action. Possible Israeli strike.
Coalition position: Possibly an Israeli strike. The Coalition declared no strikes in Aleppo governorate for April 13th-14th.

 

April 14th 2018: (S1556) Conico Gas field, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Local media reported bombardments targeting Assad forces near the Conico Gas field in the eastern rural areas of Deir Ezzor on April 14th.
According to Step News Agency, the SDF targeted positions of the regime with artillery strikes on the towns of Hatala and Maret. The report however explicitly mentioned that
“there were no reports of damage”. A tweet by Deir Ezzor24 also made mention of SDF artillery shelling “at Coneco gas field on locations of #Assad forces”.
A report by Free Deir Ezzor Radio and a tweet by @OmarMadaniah stated that the positions were targeted by airstrikes, reporting that “unidentified warplanes” engaged in “a number of raids”.
Damascus Now published a statement denying the allegations, mentioning that “T
here is no truth to what is being promoted by some satellite channels and the coordinators of the militants”.
Troops reported killed: unknown
Troops reported injured: unknown
Sources: tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Damascus Now [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @AJAbreaking [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @HadialAbdallah [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Omar_Madaniah [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting:
Contested
Coalition position: For April 14th, the Coalition reported that “On April 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed three Daesh IED’s.”

 


April 14th 2018: (S1557) العاليات al A’liat village, سوسة  Soussa district, Deir Ezzor governorate
Syria
Summary: According to two sources, three civilians were killed in an airstrike on the village of Al-A’liat in the Soussa district of Deir Ezzor governorate on April 14th.
Smart News and Fresh Online reported that an ISIS HQ in the village of Al A’liat near al Soussa was targeted by the Coalition. A local source told Smart News that the three civilians had been present at the facility, as they had been detained by ISIS on charges of drug abuse, statements against sharia law and pornography that was found on their phones. According to both Smart News and Fresh Online, three ISIS members were allegedly also killed in the bombardment.
Civilians reported killed: 3, and 3 ISIS members

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Fresh Online [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: For April 14th, the Coalition reported that “On April 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed three Daesh IED’s.”

 

April 17th 2018: (S1558) السراجية, al Sarajiya village, أبوحامضة, Abu Hamda, Hasakah governorateSyria
Summary: Local sources reported on the deaths of up to eleven civilians as a result of strikes carried out by Coalition helicopters in an area east of the city of Al Shadadi.
According to Euphrates Post “a massacre” took place after a bombardment on a prison in the town of Abu Hamda. The report put the initial civilian death toll at eleven. The media outlet also stated that US helicopters carried out “landing attempts” – as did most other sources. All reports blamed the Coalition for the casualties.
An Al Khabout correspondent quoted sources from inside the villages, who confirmed that an “
Apache aircraft” used “heavy machine guns” to target an ISIS HQ which resulted in “martyrs and wounded among the villagers”. The same sources stated that Coalition forces arrested four people who were allegedly taken to the US base in the city of Shaddadi.
The reports of Coalition bombardments on a prison was reiterated by Zamanalwasl and Al Jisr Tv. However, both media outlets stated that 8 civilians were killed and a number of others injured in the village of al Sarajiya, east of Abu Hamda.
The lowest tally, 3, was reported by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Civilians reported killed: 3-11

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanalwasl [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Anadolu Agency [Archived], SN4HR [Archived], Al Jisr Tv [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr Tv (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Shamra [Arabic] [Archived], Kurd Street [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though with no confirmed Coalition strikes in the vicinity.
Coalition position: For April 17th, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the Hasakah governorate.

 

April 19th 2018: (S1560) سوسة Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:  Local sources reported that two civilians were killed as a result of SDF shelling on the town of Al Soussa at night.
A number of sources identified the two casualties as Mohammed Khashan Al-Najem Dagger and Alia Mohammed Hilal who, according to a tweet by Deir Ezzor 24, were hit by “missile shelling” from SDF forces stationed at “the Omar oil field”. A tweet by Deir Ezzor Now specified that the woman was the wife of Mohammed Khashan Al Naiem’s brother.
All sources identify the SDF as the culprit. However, some sources make mention of SDF “artillery” and “shelling”. At present, it is unclear whether or not SDF has access to artillery, indicating a possible Coalition action. Other reports from the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Baladi specified that the SDF fired projectiles via a missile launcher on Al Soussa. Deir Ezzor Now instead reported that the damage was the result of “rocket-propelled grenades”.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured:
 unknown
Sources: 
 tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], SNHR [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hasaka Arabea [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanalwasl [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Geneva Updates [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Manar Tv [Arabic] [Archived], SHRC [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzoreNow [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Masarpressnet [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Asharqasouri [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Alraseddei [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested – reports mention the use of rocket-propelled grenades and missile launchers, as well as shelling.
Coalition position: 
For April 19th, the Coalition reported that “On April 19 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed five Daesh-held buildings.”


April 29th 2018: (S1563) جبل البحوث_47 Jabal al Bouthouth mountain 47 and Iranian warehouses near سلحب Salhab town,
 Idlib governorate Syria
Summary: A number of military sites in the Hama and Aleppo countryside were targeted by Israeli strikes, according to multiple sources.
SANA News Agency said a military source had told the media outlet that “hostile rockets” targeted the sites at 10:30pm. The strikes on a site known as ‘Brigade 47’ of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard south of Hama resulted in the death of 26 to 40 mostly Iranian pro-government fighters; and 57 or more wounded.

The highest tally, at least 40 troops killed and 57 injured, was reported by Shaam News. The Guardian reported 26 pro-government fighters killed, including four Syrians among the casualties. The report however stated that the death toll could rise as 60 fighters were injured and several still missing.
The reported also quoted
 Syrian-based opposition media activist Mohamad Rasheed, who said that the strike caused several explosions in an arms depot in an area known as the Maarin Mountain or Mountain 47, 10km outside the city of Hama. The local activist went on to say that some of the exploding missiles in the arms depot struck parts of Hama. According to the report local residents had to flee their homes.
A report by Reuters quoted Israel’s military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus who stated that “We don’t comment on foreign reports and we have no information at this time”. Similarly, Michael Oren, a deputy minister in the Israeli prime minister’s office declined to comment on questions regarding the strikes raised by Washington Post reporters. Oren did stress that Israel is committed to enforcing its “red lines.” According to SNN, US sources denied that Coalition forces bombed military positions belonging to the Assad regime on April 29th.
Euphrates Post shared satellite imagery of two sites of the 47th Brigade Base near Hama which were “targeted by air raids”.
Troops reported killed: 26-40
Troops reported injured:
 57-60
Sources: 
 Reuters [Archived], Rumaf [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (video) [Arabic] [Archived], The Guardian [Archived], SANA News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Washington Post [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Discounted Coalition action. Most likely Israeli forces attacking a Syrian Military base
Coalition position: 
Reportedly an Israeli strike

Photos showing the destruction of the military sites in the village of Maalikia in the countryside of Aleppo after the rocket attacks on pro-regime positions (via Euphrates Post)

 

April 29th 2018: (S1564) الجيعه Al Jai’aa village and مشفى القلب al Kalab hospital, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 25 and 60 regime forces and militia were reported killed as a result of Coalition airstrikes on al Jai’aa village and al Kalab hospital, according to local sources.
Local media reported “violent clashes” between SDF troops and pro-regime forces when the latter had captured the towns of al Husain, al Junaina, al Jai’aa, Shaqra and al-Aleyan in western Deir Ezzor from the SDF.
Shaam News initially reported that Coalition aircraft did not intervene, but later stated that the jets conducted “several airstrikes” leading to the full destruction of al Kalab hospital. These reports of Coalition strikes on al Kalab, “on the southern bank of the Euphrates river”, were reiterated by Sound and Picture and Euphrates Post. It is important to note that, according to several sources, the al Kalab hospital was used as the headquarters of the pro-regime al Baqir Brigade militia.
A tweet by @DeirEzzoreNow reported “60 casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and militias” as a result of the raids by the Coalition. Smart News Agency reported the tally of 25 and mentioned that 50 more regime forces were captured.
Other sources, like the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, mentioned that the “clashes and the sudden attack” caused casualties on both sides but did not report specific injured or killed troops as a result of Coalition airstrikes. Reuters quoted a US army statement which confirmed the attack on SDF forces near Deir Ezzor city by pro-regime forces and stated that the “
coalition used established deconfliction channels to de-escalate the situation”, though did not specify which methods were used.
Both Deir Ezzor24 and SNN reported that a large group of civilians has been displaced as a result of the clashes.

Troops reported killed: 25-60
Troops reported injured:
 unknown
Sources: 
 SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], DeirEzzoreNow [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Suhaib al Hasskawi [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Abd al Rahman al Khudar [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], SDF Press [Arabic] [Archived], SDF (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], SDF (Facebook) (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Reuters [Archived],  SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: 
For April 29th, the Coalition reported that: “On April 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

One strike took place near Dayr Az Zawr.”

 

May 2018


May 1st 2018: (S15
65) القصر
al Qasr village, al Hassaka governorateSyria
Summary: According to local sources, up to thirty civilians were killed and “tens of others” were injured in airstrikes on al Qasr village, also known as al Fadel, near the Syrian-Iraqi border in the Tal al Jayer area of al Hassaka governorate. Reports identified both the Coalition and the Iraqi air force as the likely culprit.

Most sources reported 25 or more civilians killed. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported a lower tally of “at least 13”, whereas SNN detailed the higher figure of 30 civilians killed. Nearly all reports detailed that many women and children were among the killed and injured. Bukmalna described it as “a massacre against the al Jabour tribe”, but was the only source mentioning the tribal background of the victims.
An Al Khabour correspondent detailed that the bombing “targeted al Sheikh petrol station” where “the largest concentrations of displaced people in the region” are settled. The reporter stated that the bodies were buried in a mass grave in the town of Tel Jair.
A number of sources published the names of the civilians killed in the strike. Marsad al Hassaka reported the most comprehensive list, which included the names mentioned by all other sources:
Zahra Ahmed Al – Omar,  the wife of Badi’ Al – Khashman Al – Fadhel
Abdullah Badi’ Al-Khashman 16 years old
Siham Badi’ Al – Khashman
Khadija Badi’ al-Khashman
and her child
The entire family of Abdul Salam Badi Khashman
His wife Hind Nuhair al – Fadel and her three children
The entire family of Abdul Qadir Badi Khashman
His wife and three children
The family of Abd al-Salam al Omar’s wife
and his children (Abd al-Salam al Omar himself and his son Munther survived the attack)
Fatima Abdel Salam al Omar, 8 years old
Ahmed Abdel Salam Al – Omar, 7 years old
Abdulqader Abdel Salam al Omar,  5 years old
Haneen Abdel Salam al Omar, 3 years old
Anfal Abdel Salam al Omar, 5 months old

The entire family of Khattab al
Fadel, he and one of his 6-year-old daughters survived

Among those named as missing were Hammad Ahmed Al-Omar, and Thamer Abdul Hamid Al-Omar.
Local journalist Mudar al Assad confirmed to Zaman al Wasl that most of the victims of the bombing were children, women and elderly members of the Khashman al-Assad family and pointed out that “the air raid targeted them as they slept in their homes last night.”
Other sources, including Sound and Picture, reported that “war planes coming from the side of #Iraq” were behind the initial airstrikes. Al Sham al Fadha tweeted that
The Iraqi Shiite crowd targets al Qasr village in al-Shadadi  inside Syria”. Marsad al Hassaka stated that the “Iraqi Popular Militia Units (PMU)” subsequently struck the village with rockets, which “hindered the ambulance getting to the wounded from the Coalition bombing”. A Euphrates Post reporter reiterated this in an interview with Orient News, stating that “they were also targeted again during the rescue operation from the raid.” In the same item, the reporter claims ISIS were no longer present in the village. An Al Jisr report reiterated that the PMU at the Tal Safok border crossing fired “dozens of mortars and artillery shells” on ISIS positions in Syria.
Most sources however, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights, identified the Coalition as the primary culprit.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights instead emphasized that it was not known whether the airstrikes “belong to the Iraqi Air Force or to the International Coalition”.
On May 6th the Iraq National Army tweeted a video of the Air Force carrying out airstrikes “against Daesh leadership HQs in the al Dashisha area inside Syrian territory”. This report was reiterated by Kurdistan 24. However, Hassaka Youth Union stated that this was in fact a video of the raid on the village of al Qasr. Airwars researchers have reached out to the source and are waiting for clarification to verify whether or not the video is related to this specific incident.
Nedaa quoted local sources reporting that “buildings located in al Sheikh fuel station, which housed displaced people from Deir Ezzor and Iraq were targeted killing 30 people”. The report went on to say that that the Coalition killed 23 more civilians in the village of al Fadil. Al Sharq News also reported on both incidents, but noted that there “were conflicting reports about the second massacre”. Indeed, it is important to stress that in a private conversation, Hassaka Youth told Airwars researchers that the village of al Fadil does not exist. The sources are likely referring to the same incident in al Qasr, in which some of the casualties were from the al Fadil tribe – accidentally confusing the tribe for a village.

Civilians reported killed: 24-30, including up to 14 children and up to 5 women
Civilians reported injured: 
10-20
Sources:
Hassaka Youth Union [Arabic] [Archived], Boukamalna [Arabic] [Archived], Ahmad Awwad [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], SANA [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Al Sham al Fadha [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Iraq National Army [Arabic] [Archived], Kurdistan 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Hassaka Youth Union [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Suhaib al Hasskawi [Arabic] [Archived], Nedaa [Arabic] [Archived], Al Sharq News [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], Horrya [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting:
Contested with the Coalition and Iraq military
Coalition position: 
For May 1st, the Coalition reported that “On May 1 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

[…] Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters buildings.”

A photo of two children who were allegedly killed in the shelling on the village of Al Qasr (via Hassaka Youth Union)

 

May 10th 2018: (S1571) الباغوز Baghouz, Deir Ezzor governorateSyria
Summary: According to local sources, twelve civilians including three women were killed and dozens were wounded by an airstrike on the town of Baghouz. All reports identified the Coalition as the culprit.
A local source told Smart News that jets had targeted the village under the control of so-called Islamic State – but did not provide any more details.
Nedaa-sy News stated that Coalition aircraft targeted the town “with many rockets”. Etilaf News mentioned that apart from killing and injuring civilians, these bombardments on “
several areas east of Deir al-Zour” resulted in the displacement of 130 families in the “direction of the Badia Shami.”

Civilians reported killed: 12
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Fresh-Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Nedaa-sy News [Arabic] [Archived], Etilaf News [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: For May 10th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.
Three strikes took place near Abu Kamal.
Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed one Daesh artillery piece.”

 

May 11th 2018: (S1572) قرية الحمادي Al Hammadi, Al Hasaka governorate, Syria
Summary: It was reported that Coalition raids on the village of al Hammadi had resulted in the death of eight civilians, including three children and five women. The village in the area of Abu Hamda is located close to the Iraqi-Syrian border and according to Al Khabour, is only the size of ten houses.
Most sources shared a list identifying the victims of the strikes:
Maryam Al-Obaid, wife of Ahmed Al Aziz Al-Hammadi
Sheikh Al Aziz
Al Aziz wife, pregnant
Rood Al Aziz
Fatima Al Aziz
Three children Qais and Ahmed and Maryam Al Aziz
Local sources reported to Zaman al Wasl that the father of the “Aziz Al Hammadi family” was the only one to survive the shelling.
Hasaka Marsad confirmed the death of
Qais, Ahmad and Maryam and included photos of the children. According to the media outlet, the airstrike that hit the house of their grandfather was admitted by the Iraqi military. The report went on to say that “Baghdad” had “targeted one of the headquarters of State Organization”, referring to an ISIS HQ. The report is however alone in identifying the Iraqi air force as the culprit. Most likely, Hasaka Marsad is basing this on a video tweeted by the Iraqi Defense Ministry allegedly showing an air strike by F16 on an ISIS HQ “in the area of Dashaisha”. Although al Hammadi is located in this general area, a specific date or a more precise location of the strike is not mentioned in the video – making it difficult to asses whether or not this is related to this incident. 
Ahmed Hammad al-Assaad, head of the Jabour clan in southern Hasaka, told Step News that the victims were from the same family who were in their house when they were targeted by the alleged Coalition strike. He stressed: “The situation is not safe for civilians, the final victim of all parties, and US aircraft bombed the homes of civilians who have nothing to do or belong to any party”.

Hassaka Youth Union posted photos and an al A’amaq video (which was also shared in a tweet by Iinews), the ISIS media wing, allegedly showing the destruction after the raids.
Civilians reported killed: 8, including 3 children and 5 women
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], Hasakah News [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasakah [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam Network [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Fresh Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], Arabic RT [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @f_13l [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Alraseddei [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @HalabTodayTv [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @HadiAlAbdallah [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Syr_Rev_News [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @soheb9933 [Arabic] [Archived], Hassaka Youth Union (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Hassaka Youth Union (2) (al A’amaq video) [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Iinews (al A’amaq video) [Arabic] [Archived], Hasaka Marsad [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq Ministry of Defence Facebook (video) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Oriend News [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested with the Coalition and Iraqi military
Coalition position: For May 11th, the Coalition reported that “On May 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.
[…] Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed four Daesh-held buildings.”

Photo showing the destruction after an alleged Coalition bombardment on the village of Al Hammadi (via Hassaka Youth Union)
Children killed in an alleged Iraqi airstrike on the village of Al Hamadi (via Hassaka Marsad)


May 12th 2018: (S1573
قرية هداج , Hadaj, Al Hasaka governorate, Syria
Summary: 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 “5 women and 4 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 in the same report.
Civilians reported killed: 9-10, including 5 women and 4 children
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: Arabic RT [Arabic] [Archived], Alikhbaria.Sy (pro-regime media) [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @NDhoms1 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @lionesshala13 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Thyar_active [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though with no confirmed Coalition strikes in the vicinity.
Coalition position: For May 12th, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the Hasaka governorate.


May 13th 2018: (S1574) صبيخان Sabikhan,
 Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, the Coalition allegedly targeted regime forces in the town of Sabikhan, killing two members of the “national defense militias” on the night of May 13th.
According to Step News Agency, Coalition forces had already targeted regime forces in Sabikhan with artillery strikes and later conducted airstrikes “in the same area”.
A report by Nedaa stated that the two killed fighters were “leaders of the ‘Fatmiyun’ Afghan and Hezbollah guerrillas”. The news agency reported that pro-regime sources had identified the two men as Sayed Nasser Husseini, an Afghan national, and Mohammed Adnan Beaz, a Lebanese Hezbollah member. The report went on to say that in addition to the two identified fighters, a number of their troops who were not identified, were killed as well – but is alone in saying this.
Troops reported killed: 
2-4
Troops reported injured:
Sources: 
Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Nedaa [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:
For May 13th, the Coalition reported that “On May 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of nine engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh supply route and three Daesh VBIED factories.”


May 14th 2018: (I677)  السفينة و حويجة Hawija or Safina villages, Nineveh province, 
Iraq
Summary: For the first time in three months, local sources reported civilian harm as a result of  Coalition or Iraqi airstrikes in Iraq. According to these reports, airstrikes targeted villages south of Mosul on the morning of May 14th and resulted in considerable damage – and injured between two and five civilians.
Yaqein quoted a local source that stated that “An aircraft believed to be an American fired two large missiles on the village of Hawija south of Mosul”. The source added that “the rockets fell near the houses of the population, which resulted in the injury of five civilians”. All other sources also noted that the strikes took place south of Mosul, but identified the strike location as the village of al Safina. Ajl News reported that the “unknown bombing” targeted the villages of al Sefena, Mashraq, Talul Nasser, Nimrod and was believed to be executed by an “international Coalition aircraft”.
Sputnik quoted an Iraqi security source who stated that two civilians were injured and that the aircraft may be either affiliated with the Coalition or the Iraqi air force. The source also mentioned that the strike may have been “made by mistake” as Iraqi forces had already liberated the Nineveh province from ISIS.
A local source told Yaqein that “the security forces carried the wounded to a military hospital in Mosul.”
Civilians reported killed: 
Civilians reported injured: 2-5
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Ajl News [Arabic] [Archived], Abas Al Zegeir [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik News [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For May 14th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.
Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed one Daesh campsite.”

Destruction of one of the villages south of Mosul after an alleged Coalition or Iraqi airstrike (via Ajl News)

May 14th 2018: (S1575) الباغوز Al Baghouz, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to a single source, several civilians were wounded as a result of Iraqi and Coalition airstrikes on the village of Al Baghouz on May 15th.

Multiple sources stated that the Syrian Defense Forces, supported by the International Coalition and in coordination with Iraqi forces, took control of the town of Al Baghouz on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Al Haal quoted Faisal Sayed, an Abu Kamal resident, who stated that “Iraqi and international coalition planes targeted IS positions”. In an earlier statement to Al Haal, the source confirmed that the bombing led to “several civilians wounded” but did not identify whether this was a result of Coalition or Iraqi airstrikes. Marsad al Hassaka published an almost exact copy of the report.
Some sources, like a tweet by @DeirEzzoreNow, mentioned that the Coalition targeted locations within the town of al Baghouz and its outskirts. However, Airwars researchers did not identify any other public reporting mentioning civilian harm. A report by Zaman al Wasl also stated that the SDF People’s Protection Unit said in a statement that it had taken control of the village.
Civilians reported killed: 
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al Haal [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzoreNow [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzoreNow (2) [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Al Rased [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Al Haal (2) [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Poor, contested
Coalition position: For May 15th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of nine engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh command and control center, one Daesh vehicle, one Daesh-held building and one Daesh IED facility.
Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed four Daesh command and control centers.”

 

May 16th 2018: (S1576السوسة Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Four civilians were reported killed and 14 injured following airstrikes on the Filasteen neighbourhood of al Soussa, with the Coalition believed to be responsible.

A resident of Abu Kamal told Al Haal that Coalition aircraft targeted the village with more than five raids – with one of them hitting a motorcycle market. According to the report this resulted in the deaths of four civilians and the injuring of 14. Several sources reported that al Sha’afa and Hajin were also targeted by both Coalition airstrikes and “artillery shelling by the forces of the SDF”.
Step mentioned in its report that civilians were wounded when an ISIS vehicle was targeted – also killing four ISIS fighters. According to Deir Ezzor Media Centre the civilians had been “nearby” when the vehicle was hit. Radio al Kull however stated that four civilians were in fact killed as they were on board the targeted vehicle as detainees. Sound and Picture was the only media outlet stating that dozens of civilians were injured.
Euphrates Post initially reported that civilians were injured and killed by “an artillery bombardment”, but later concluded that four civilians and a number of wounded as a result of a raid by a military aircraft in the afternoon. A later report by the news organization also provided the names and photos of the four killed civilians:
Hussein Ali Al-Saeed
Mohammed Ali Al Musleh
Louay Karkaz al Rawi
Ali al-Awad
Civilians reported killed: 4 – and up to 8 ISIS fighters

Civilians reported injured: 3-24
Sources: tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], SDF Press Report [Arabic] [Archived], Sada al Sham [Arabic] [Archived], Orient News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Haall [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Radio al Kull [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bawaba [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:For May 15th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of nine engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh command and control center, one Daesh vehicle, one Daesh-held building and one Daesh IED facility.”

One of the four men allegedly killed in the airstrike on the village of Al Soussa (via Euphrates Post)
Debris from a vehicle that was allegedly targeted in a Coalition airstrike (via Euphrates Post)

 

May 20th 2018: (S1578هجين Hajin and/or  الشعفة al Sha’afa , Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: A local monitor reported that a number of civilians were injured after the towns of Hajin and al Sha’afa were shelled on May 20th.

According to Sound and Vision, the “continuous bombardment by French artillery aimed at the city of Hajin and the town of al Sha’afa” harmed non-combatant civilians. The report however failed to provide any more details.
Other sources, like the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also reported “rocket shelling by French and American forces on sites and areas controlled by ISIS”. None of these local reports however made mention of any civilians harmed as a result of these clashes.
Civilians reported killed: 
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently a single source claim
Coalition position: For May 20th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh fighting position and one Daesh supply route.”

 

May 27th 2018: (S1579) السوسة Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, two civilians were killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the town of Al Soussa.
Euphrates Post, Lawhat Bukmalna and Deir Ezzor 24 reported that Issa Mohammed al-Debs, an Abu Kamal local, was killed by an air raid on the Boubdran district of Al Soussa “last Sunday”. Lawhat Bukmalna later clarified that the incident took place on May 27th. The source also stressed that one civilian was killed in the strike, along with several civilians injured.
However, Euphrates Post and Masar Press also reported the “martyrdom of a woman” in the same district of Al Soussa, on a Sunday but did not provide a name. A later report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights confirmed that both civilians were killed as “International Coalition warplanes fired missiles on al Boubadran neighborhood in al Sousa town”.
Civilians reported killed: 2, including a woman

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Lawhat Bukmalna [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Masar Press [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 27th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed three Daesh fighting positions.”

Issa Muhammad al-Dibs, an Abu Kamal local, reported killed by an airstrike on Al Soussa


May 28th 2018: (S1580
) الباغوز Al Baghouz, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Summary: A single source reported that three civilians were killed after an air raid targeted the village of al Baghouz.
Sound and Picture stated that the three civilians were killed after “air strikes from a combat aircraft coming from the Iraqi side” struck the village in the countryside of Abu Kamal. While the source was alone in saying this, several other reports made mention of Coalition airstrikes on al Baghouz in which “several members of Daesh were killed”.
Civilians reported killed: 3, and an unspecified number of ISIS fighters
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: tweet by DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun News [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Poor, contested
Coalition position: For May 28th, the Coalition reported no airstrikes in Syria.


May 31st 2018: (S1581
) الباغوز Al Baghouz, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Summary: According to local sources, Coalition airstrikes and artillery shelling on the town of Al Baghouz led to the deaths of up to nine civilians, including two or three children.
Deir Ezzor 24 stated in a tweet that “the bombing by warplanes” took place “at dawn”. A number of sources, including Shaam News, reported that these airstrikes were accompanied by “land to land missile attacks by the international Coalition forces located in al Omar oil field”. A Step News correspondent detailed that the artillery strikes originated from French troops who targeted “the outskirts of the town, Bagouz Fawqani, and the towns of Al-Shafa, Al-Sousse”.
The victims were identified in a tweet by Al Rased:
Sallouh Al-Attiyah
Saad Al-Yousef
Ammar Al-Fazza
Bassam Al-Qasim
Abdullah Al-Qasim
Two of Khairallah’s children
One of Fantal’s children
Euphrates Post later listed one more “anonymous martyr” and Khair Allah al-Qasim and his wife who were injured as a result of the shelling.
Civilians reported killed:
 7-9, including 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Hajin Magazine [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Boukamalna [Arabic] [Archived], SNN News [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by DeirEzzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Al Rased [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], SNHR [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 31st, the Coalition reported that “On May 31 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed three Daesh vehicles, one Daesh command and control center and one Daesh fighting position.”

 

The destruction after the town of al Baghouz was reportedly shelled by Coalition forces (via a tweet by Al Rased)


May 31st 2018: (S1582
) السوسة Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Summary: Multiple sources reported on the death of one civilian as a result of an airstrike on Al Soussa.
Euphrates Post and Masar Press both stated that the civilian casualty was a result of a drone strike. Euphrates Post went on to say that the drone had targeted an ISIS vehicle – and that shrapnel from the car had caused the death of the civilian. The report also identified the non combatant victim as Awad Al-Hamid Al-Fahad.
Damascus Now and a tweet by Samidoun Press mentioned the Coalition as the culprit.
Civilians reported killed:
 1
Civilians reported injured: 
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Damascus Now [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Samidoun Press [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Masar Press [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 31st, the Coalition reported that “On May 31 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed three Daesh vehicles, one Daesh command and control center and one Daesh fighting position.”

 

 

May 31st 2018: (S1583) قرية هداج Hadaj village, Al Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported that up to twelve people from one family, including between two and four children and four women, were killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Hadaj village.
According to Amc-Sy, eight members of the Awwad al Latif family were killed and others wounded when their homes were struck on a Friday night. Euphrates Post reiterated this statement, but detailed that the strike happened “after breakfast”. In a later report, the same media outlet also shared a list of 10 victims it said were killed:
Al Haj Awad Al Latif
Wife of Al  Haj Awad Nujood
Sons of Awad Al Latif (Habib, Mohammed and Amira)
Wife of Habib Awad Latif “Nadia”
Four children from the family of Al Haj Awad Latif
The report went on to say that the only survivor of Mohammed’s family was Amal al-Ghanim.

Ahmad Al-Ass’ad, head of the Jabour tribe in southern Hasakah, said in a statement to Step News that the raids had targeted shops owned by Awad Al-Latif Al-Awada. Moreover, the report stated that “The American base in al-Shaddadi fired two missiles at the same site”. Al Jazeera also noted that the strikes happened “in conjunction with rocket attacks from remote locations” and mentioned that helicopters were also present during the attack.
While most sources reported the death of eight civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the highest tally of twelve civilians killed.
Civilians reported killed: 8-12, including 2-4 children and 4 women
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Amc-Sy [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Qamishli_today [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @suriye_u_a_d [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Hasakah News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hasaka Arabea [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Ahmad M. Zaidan [Arabic] [Archived], Jisir TV [Arabic] [Archived], Fresh Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Aksalser [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Syriancoalition [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Addouniatv (pro-regime media) [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Suriye_u_a_d [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @HalabTodayTV [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @IkwhanSyria [Arabic] [Archived], SANA News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik News Arabic [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanalwasl [Arabic] [Archived],   SOHR [Arabic] [Archived],   
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 31st, the Coalition reported that “On May 31 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against Daesh targets. […] Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh command and control centers.”

 

June 2018

June 1st 2018: (S1584) السوسة Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, one man was killed as a result of an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Soussa.
Deir Ezzor 24 identified the victim as Mohammed al-Ali Khalifa al-Hamada. The report went on to say that “an affiliate of the International Alliance” had targeted one of the town’s internet cafes near the gas station. According to the local source, several ISIS fighters were also killed in the strike. A tweet by @AlRaseddei also reported the injury of Mohammed al-Awaid whose legs were amputated as a result of the bombing.
7al quoted Faisal al-Sayyid, a resident of Abu Kamal, who reported the highest tally of six civilians killed and 15 others injured. The media outlet is alone in saying this. However, some sources, like Baladi News, have reported six ISIS fighters that were killed in addition to the two civilian casualties.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that a number of explosions were heard “at dawn today” and were likely caused by Coalition raids targeting “a house, a fuel station and an Internet lounge in the town controlled by the Islamic State.”
Civilians reported killed: 1-6, + 6 ISIS fighters

Civilians reported injured: 1-15
Sources: tweet by DeirEzzor24[Arabic] [Archived], 7al News [Arabic] [Archived], Arabi Today [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @Samidonsy [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @IkwhanSyria [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @HalabTodayTV [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @AlRaseddei [Arabic] [Archived], AlsuosahVillage [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (video) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived], SOHR [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 1st, the Coalition stated that “On June 1 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of nine engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, four strikes [1 British] destroyed one Daesh tunnel and one Daesh held-building.”

Mohammed Ali al-Khalifa, allegedly killed by a Coalition airstrike on al Soussa (via Euphrates Post)

 

June 2nd 2018: (S1585) قرية هداج Hadaj village [Hassan al Ali], Al Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported the deaths of two civilians and several others injured as a result of a Coalition airstrike on the village of “Hadaj West”.
Al Hasaka Arabea, among several other sources, identified the couple as Abdish al-Issa and his wife Radsa Al Hardan who were killed when their house was targeted by a Coalition airstrike. Baladi News additionally mentioned that other family members were injured, but did not provide any more details. While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the bombardment took place in the evening, Euphrates Post said the raids took place around 5am. Moreover, the media outlet stated that apart from the couple, two of their children were also killed. Both the “martyrdom of a whole family” and the time of the airstrike were reiterated by Marsad al Hassaka.
Zaman al Wasl reported the highest tally of five civilians said to be killed “at dawn today as a result of shelling their house in the village of “Hassan al-Ali” (Hadaj Gharbi)”. Sana News made mention of the death of a 90-year-old-man, and his wife and son who were seriously wounded as a result of an airstrike on Hassan al Ali. It is important to note that the village of Hadaj is also known as Hassan al Ali.
Civilians reported killed: 2-5, including 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al Hasaka Arabea [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Sana News (pro-regime media) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanalwasl [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 2nd, the Coalition stated that “On June 2 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 11 engagements against Daesh targets.
[…] Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed 15 Daesh-held buildings.”

 

June 2nd/3rd 2018: (S1586) جب الجراح Jib al Jarrah military airport near مسكنة Maskana, eastern Aleppo, Syria
Summary: According to a single source, a number of Iranian troops were injured and killed when Israeli airstrikes targeted the Jar Al-Jarrah military airport near the city of Maskana.
In a Facebook post, Free Deir Ezzor Broadcast reported  that the airport which is also known as ‘Kashish’ was used as a base by “the militias of the Hezbollah”. The report did not specify the number of casualties, but stated that there were
 “a number of dead and injured as a result of the raids”.
In a tweet, Colonel Khaled Mustapha reported explosions at “the headquarters of Air Force 39” at Jab al-Jarrah but did not mention any casualties among the troops that are stationed there.
Troops reported killed: unknown
Troops reported injured: unknown
Sources: Free Deir Ezzor Broadcast [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Colonel Khaled Mustapha [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Poor – single-sourced
Coalition position: Reportedly Israeli strike.

 

June 3rd 2018: (S1587) Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, Coalition aircraft targeted the town of Al Soussa, which reportedly resulted in two killed civilians and an unspecified number of people injured.
Initially Step News Agency  reported that civilians were wounded the towns of al Soussa, Al-Aleyat and Bubradan were targeted by airstrikes. In a later report, the media outlet specified that “the bodies of two civilians were found after being hit by shelling in the town of Sousse” by the Coalition.
In a Facebook post, Al Soussa Youth Union detailed that the home of Ali al Aswad in the Boubadran neighbourhood of Al Soussa was struck. However, in the comments it is mentioned that this  home was in fact hit a week ago. Airwars has assessed an incident in that same neighbourhood last week, but without a match with the names of the victims it is difficult to assess whether the house in the Boubadran neighbourhood was actually struck a week before.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Soussa Youth [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (3) [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: For June 3rd, the Coalition stated that “On June 3 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, 22 strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh fighting position, one Daesh logistics hub, four Daesh vehicles and one Daesh line of communication.”


June 4th 2018: (S1589) Al Jazza village, southern Hassaka, Syria
Summary: Several sources reported up to fourteen civilians killed, including five children and an unspecified number of women, when Coalition aircraft allegedly targeted the village of Al Jazza near al Dashisha, in southern Hassaka.
Marsad al Hassaka stated that the bombardment took place “at dawn today” and caused the death of eight civilians, among which were members of the al Mudhi family. The source also claimed that “internationally banned cluster bombs” were used in the strike. Zaman al Wasl also made mention of the specific munitions used, stating that the Coalition “bombed the village of ‘Jazaa’ north of the town of ‘al Dashisha’ with cluster munitions”, killing and wounding about 10 people.
Baladi News reported the highest tally: fourteen civilians, mostly women and children and “dozens seriously injured”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported eleven civilians killed, including five children. SOHR stressed that the death toll is expected to rise due to the critical situation that some victims were in and the fact that there were still people missing underneath the rubble caused by the strike.
Step News Agency reported a death toll of fourteen civilians. However, Al Hayat has made clear that this number is based on the total number of civilians casualties in that area since the start of the month.
Cluster munitions are not known to be used by Coalition or Iraqi forces – though have been documented as being fired by both Assad government and Russian aircraft.  There is however confirmation through tweets from the ‘SDF  Front’ and the Iraqi mobilization that they launched a campaign in the vicinity of the Iraqi-Syrian border near al Dashisha.
Civilians reported killed: 8-11, including 5 children and an unspecified number of women
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: SDF Front [Arabic] [Archived], Al Iraq Mobilisation Crowd [Arabic] [Archived], An Eye On Al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanal Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Syria TV [Arabic] [Archived], Orient News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hayat [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 4th, the Coalition stated that “
On June 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 20 engagements against Daesh targets.
[…] Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub and one Daesh heavy machine gun.”

June 4th 2018: (S1590) السايح al Sayeh village, southern Hasaka, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported that three civilians were killed by artillery shelling on the village of al Sayeh in southern Hasaka.
In a Facebook post, An Eye on al Hassaka identified “the Kurdish units” as the culprit, referring to SDF forces. This was reiterated by most sources. In addition to the three killed civilians, Al Araby al Jadid also reported a number of injured non-combattants, stating that “mostly children and women” were among the wounded.
Al Khabour also reported on the death of three civilians as a result of an artillery shelling on the same location, but did not relate the incident to the SDF. Moreover, Marsad al Hassaka and Zamanal Wasl reported artillery strikes that “targeted indiscriminately” and  caused “the destruction of a number of villages and houses” but did not make mention of civilian casualties.
It is important to note that at present, it is unclear whether or not SDF has access to artillery, indicating a possible Coalition action.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: An Eye on Al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Zamanal Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hassaka National News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic] [Archived],   Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Syria TV [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For June 4th, the Coalition stated that “On June 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 20 engagements against Daesh targets.
[…] Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub and one Daesh heavy machine gun.”

 

June 4th 2018: (S1591) الباغوز الفوقاني al Baghouz al Foqani, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, four civilians were allegedly killed by a Coalition airstrike targeting the center of the town of al Baghouz Foqani.
Both Euphrates Post and Deir Ezzor 24 identified two of the people killed as Nader Jassim al-Mardoukh and Hussein Ali al-Mardoukh. In a separate report, Euphrates Post identified the third civilian as Rami As’ad Najm al-Dandal. According to Al Haall “more than nine others” were injured.
Although most sources reported that the death of three civilians, a fourth man was later identified. Two days after the strike, a family member posted on Facebook about the death of the engineer Dandal al Sheikh A’dhal al Mushrif al Dandal. Euphrates Post, among others, reported that the man was killed as a result of Coalition airstrikes on Al Baghouz al Foqani. In a private conversation with Airwars researchers, family members stated that they only found out about his death on June 6th – possibly explaining why most sources initially only made mention of three deaths.
Civilians reported killed: 3-4
Civilians reported injured: 9 or more
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor 24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Amiral Mushref al Dandal [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’shara My Town [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Al Haall [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 4th, the Coalition reported that “On June 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 20 engagements against Daesh targets.
Near Abu Kamal, 15 strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh fighting positions, one Daesh tactical vehicle, six Daesh vehicles and one Daesh command and control center.”

Rami As’ad Najm al-Dandal, on of the three men killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on al Baghouz al Foqani (via Euphrates Post)

June 7th 2018: (S1594خويبيرة Khuweibra village school, منطقة تل الجاير , Tal al Jair, Hasaka governorate, Syria
Summary: According to several sources, ten or eighteen civilians, including women and children, were allegedly killed in a Coalition airstrike on the village of Khuweibra in the Tal al Jair area.
Eye on al Hasaka reported in a Facebook post that “The International Coalition committed a new massacre in the Tal Al Jair area”. An individual in the comment section stated that the Khuweibra school, housing Iraqi refugees, was hit. According to the individual, 18 civilians were killed.
This was later reiterated by several sources, among others by SANA News Agency, which stated that “18 civilians, mostly children and women, were killed in a new massacre committed by the warplanes of US-led international coalition in Khoibra village”.
Marsad al Hasaka, Step News Agency and SNN reported a lower tally of 10. The latter media outlet also quoted Coalition spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan who stated that:
“We did not detect the injury or death of any civilians as a result of the coalition strikes in Al-Hasakah today”. However, this statement was made regarding strikes that took place on June 11th, whereas the civilian casualty incident in Khuweibra reportedly took place during the night of June 7th or the early hours of June 8th. @CJTFOIR did confirm Iraqi and Coalition artillery targeting the area.
Civilians reported killed: 10-18, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Eye On al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], SANA News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Shafaaq [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], An Eye on al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], SNN (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SNN (3) [Arabic] [Archived], SDF Press [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Hawar News (SDF associated news agency) [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Suhaib al Hasskawi [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by @CJTFOIR [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 7th, the Coalition reported that “On June 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against Daesh targets.
[…] Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes destroyed two Daesh supply routes and one Daesh line of communication.”

 

June 12th 2018: (S1595السوسة al Soussa , Hasaka governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source reported one civilian killed and an unspecified number of people injured after the village of al Soussa was shelled.
Al Soussa Youth reported that one person was killed and two others were injured. The source also stated that an Iraqi family was wounded, although the report did not specify the number of family members that were harmed in the attack. The report listed the houses that were targeted in the shelling: the house of Hamid al-Salbi, the roof of al-Khaleef al-Mushrif, the house of al-Matar al-Luqman, one on the property of Habshi al Salbi, one on the farm of Hamed al Sabli, one on the shops of Rafe’ al-Ghannam, a shell near the house of Hamdan al-Salem, two shells fell near al-Ghannam mosque and one near the house of Fallah al Douman.
The report did not identify a culprit. Still, when an individual in the comment section asked whether  the shells were being fired by the Kurds or the regime, Al Soussa Youth replied, “both: the regime is shelling from al Bukamal and the Kurds from Dahrat al Baghouz”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported explosions that “
shook the areas in the enclave controlled by the “Islamic State” organization” in the areas near al Soussa, caused by SDF shelling. The observatory however also noted that there was “no information about casualties caused by the shelling”. Other sources, like SNN, also reported on “heavy artillery shelling” by the SDF without making claims of civilian harm.

 It is important to note that presently it is unclear whether or not SDF has access to artillery.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 5-6
Sources: Al Soussa Youth [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Raed Syrian [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

 

June 12th 2018: (S1596) حسون الباشا Hassoun al Basha village, Tal al Shayer village, South east Hassaka countryside, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported the death of twelve civilians from the same family and up to eight more injured as a result of an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Hassoun al Basha near Tal al Shayer.
According to a SANA reporter Coalition bombardments on civilian houses claimed the lives of “12 civilians from Hassoun al-Basha’s family and injuring two others of the same family”. This reporting was supported by several other media outlets, although Marsad al Hasaka, Step News Agency and An Eye on Al Hassaka both mentioned that the “massacre” took place after a civilian car was targeted.
Marsad al Hassaka, Euphrates Post and An Eye On al Hassaka, among others, published a list of the civilians killed and wounded:
Hassoun Pasha Al Ahmad
Hussein Hassoun Al-Basha
Shaimaa Faisal Hassoun Al-Basha [F]
Remas Faisal Hassoun Al-Basha [F]
Baidaa  Faisal Hassoun Al – Basha [F]
Inas Faisal Hassoun Al-Basha [F]
Jamil Al-Ibrahim
Mariam Khallouf El Hassan [F]
A’had Hassan Al hassoun
Shahad Hassan Al-Hassoun [F]
Names of the wounded

Faisal Hassoun Al – Basha
Alaa Faisal Al Basha
[Mohamed Hassoun El Basha]
Ayesh al – Basha
Tarek Al-Muhaimed
Duaa Tariq Al Mahaimed
Fahad Hassan Al – Hassoun
Khadija Hussein Al Ali
Marsad al Hassaka later reported that
Mohammed Hassoun al-Basha, initially listed as wounded as a result of the airstrike, died as a result of his injuries on June 13th at dawn.
Civilians reported killed: 10-13, including 6 women and 4 children
Civilians reported injured: 2-8
Sources: Al Araby [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], SANA News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khabour [Arabic] [Archived], Hassaka Youth Union [Arabic] [Archived], Hassaka Youth Union (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Ibrahim Hbsh (admin of Hassaka Youth Union) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], An Eye On Al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], An Eye On Al Hassaka (2) [Arabic] [Archived], An Eye On al Hassaka (3) [Arabic] [Archived], An Eye On Al Hassaka (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

Four of the children allegedly killed in an airstrike on the village of Hassoun al Basha (via Hassaka Youth Union)

June 13th 2018: (S1598الحردان Al Hardoun, Hassaka governorate, Syria
Summary: Two to four civilians were killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of al Hardoun.
Marsad al Hassaka stated that the house of Mohammed Ahmed Hardan was targeted at “dawn today”, where he was killed with his three children and left his wife injured. Zaman al Wasl quoted a local activist who stated that both Mohammed and Manaf al Hardan were killed in the attack and a woman and a small child from the same family were brought to the hospital. The report identified the location of the strike as “Mita’afeen”, which is likely another name for al Hardoun village.
Civilians reported killed: 2-4, including up to three children
Civilians reported injured: 1-2
Sources: Hassaka Youth Union [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

June 13th 2018: (S1599الباغوز Al Baghouz, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: According to local sources, three civilians, including women and children, were killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Baghouz.
Step News Agency reported that two women and one girl were killed and another person injured. The Syrian Network for Human Rights however stated that in fact two children and one woman had perished. 
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights detailed that the airstrikes had targeted a house of an ISIS member, which killed his daughter and granddaughter and injured others. 
Euphrates Post added that “
two daughters of Jamal al-Ali’s and one of Ra’ad Al-Jamal’s sons” were killed “and a large number of wounded among civilians”. Al Soussa Youth reported in a Facebook post that Ra’ad al Jamal was transferred to the hospital in a “critical condition”. However, in a comment to the post, an individual stated that “Ra’ad is ok, his leg was broken and had other injuries in his body.”
Civilians reported killed: 2-3, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: 1-10
Sources: Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SN4HR [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Soussa Youth [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

June 13th 2018: (S1600الباغوز Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: One or more civilians were killed and injured after artillery shelling on the village of al Soussa.
Sound and Picture reported the “martyrdom of a civilian” in the village of Sousse as a result of French artillery shelling. SNN only made mention of “a number of civilians” wounded and stated that this was a result of shelling by “the Assad forces”.
In a tweet, Deir Ezzor24 confirmed artillery shelling by Assad forces on al Soussa, but did not mention any civilian casualties. Euphrates Post reported a number of civilians killed, including children, as a result of artillery shelling but failed to identify a culprit.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], SNN [Arabic] [Archived], tweet by Deir Ezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

June 15th 2018: (S1602الباغوز Al Soussa, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians, including women and children, were allegedly killed and several others injured by a Coalition airstrike on Al Soussa.
Sound and Picture reported “3 martyrs” and several wounded. Smart News quoted local activists that also mentioned a tally of 3 civilians killed after a Coalition raids targeted the “residential neighbourhoods in the town of Al Sousse”. The report also mentioned the destruction of “homes and property”. Shahab al Sousse did not identify the number of civilians that were killed, but did mention that women and children were among those who died and the in the bombardment.
Civilians reported killed: 3, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Shahab al Sousse [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: Awaiting reports