Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1077

Incident date

June 25, 2017

Location

نهر الفرات, Euphrates river, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.932126, 39.006111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilian males were reportedly killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes near the Euphrates River in Raqqa.

A number of local sources identified the victims.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that the men were killed in an airstrike on their cars as they tried to retrieve water from the river. Raqqa had been suffering from intermittent and recurring water outages.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Latif Hassan al Qasab Age unknown male killed
  • Abdullah Haj Ahmad al Shuaib Age unknown male killed
  • Abdul Hamid Haj Ahmed al Shuaib Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Photographs of two of the civilians killed in alleged Coalition strikes on Raqqah, June 25th (Tweet by @7UFCmSSxd0IUBffH)
  • Abdullah Haj Ahmad Al-Shuaib, Abdul Hamid Haj Ahmed Al - Shuaib and Abdul Latif Hassan Al-Qasab all killed in alleged Coalition strikes on their car whilst in Raqqah, June 25th (via RBSS)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged 17 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 16 fighting positions, five vehicles, two ammo caches, a recoilless rifle, a supply cache, and an UAS launch site; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.” It additionally reported that “On June 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed two fighting positions.” And that “On June 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed 19 fighting positions and two vehicles, and damaged a weapons cache.”

For June 25th - 26th, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, four vehicles and a tunnel system" and later reported "On June 25, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters"

United Kingdom
  • English
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    Original

‘Sunday 25 June – Tornados attacked a Daesh headquarters and mortar position in eastern Syria…Operations against groups of Daesh extremists outside of Raqqa and Mosul have also been maintained, and on Sunday 25 June, Tornados attacked a headquarters and mortar position in eastern Syria, some 55 miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (8) [ collapse]