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-April 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 April 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.

You can find our complete reports for 2014 to 2017 here. Casualty claims relating to Russian actions can be found here.

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 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 Defense Force 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 Syrian Defense Forces in Hajin on February 23rd or 24th. Additionally, the SNN 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.
It is important to note that the report did not cleally specify whether or not both casualties were non-combatant civilians.
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 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 a Coalition airstrike near the Taj Al-Arous shop of Hatla Tahtani in rural Deir Ezzor.
Euphrates Post used an anonymous source who was said to be close to the Assad regime and confirmed the dead and wounded. The lowest tally, 9, was reported by 7al News who 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: Fair – though with no confirmed Coalition strikes in the vicinity.
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 on 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: Fair
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, 4 civilians were killed in the 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 the “#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.”
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]
Quality of reporting: Poor, contested
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

 

A photo showing Al Barzah research center in Damascus after being targeted by the US-British-French alliance (via Euphrates Post)

 

April 13th-14th 2018: (S1554a) Homs, Homs governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians were 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, quoted the state-run news agency SANA, reporting 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: Awaiting reports

 

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, like 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: Contested
Coalition position: Possibly an Israeli strike

 

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 was 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: Awaiting reports


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 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 the Smart News that the three civilians had been present at the facility as they were detained by ISIS on charges of drug abuse, statements against sharia law and pornography that was found on their phone. 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: 
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Fresh Online [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though few details
Coalition position: Awaiting reports

April 17th 2018: (S1558) السراجية, al Sarajiya village, أبوحامضة, Abu Hamda, Hasakah governorateSyria
Summary: Local sources reported on the death of up to eleven civilians as a result of strikes carried out by Coalition helicopters in towns 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 airstrikes.
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
Coalition position: Awaiting reports