Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1165b

Incident date

July 6, 2017

Location

Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.944578, 39.002742 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

In the Amnesty and Airwars’s joint April 2019 report “War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality”, one man was reportedly killed in alleged Coalition artillery strikes in Raqqa. Although Airwars assesses single sourced incidents as “weak”, researchers have assessed this incident “fair” due to the depth of material provided by Amnesty.

The report stated that “Ala al-Hadri was killed in a strike near the AbdRahman Ibn ‘Ouf Mosque, while he was going to fetch water. He had been previously displaced from his home in the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood by the conflict.”

A naighbour, Bassam, gave a testimony to Amnesty which stated “Ala’s body was found between the mosque and my house. Next to him was the wheelbarrow which he used to fetch water from the well in my garden. There was no water in the house where he was sheltering.”

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Ala al-Hadri Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the airstrike, two years on. (via Amnesty)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

  • Before strike. (via Amnesty)

  • After strike. (via Amnesty)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

Not yet assessed.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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