Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1214a

Incident date

July 16, 2017

Location

Ar Raqqah: Nazlet Al-Shehada, area of Dara’iya , Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.944558, 38.990043 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”, 12 civilians were 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.

Field notes suggested that 11 civilians were killed on the interior of Ali Jandal’s house – the site which was struck – and one civilian was killed on the exterior. Nine women,  three children and one man (who was outside) were killed, and others were injured.

Researchers did not note the name of the street, however did report it was only a few roads away from Dara’iya.

The report states “Artillery shells smashed into the home of the Jandal family, killing 12 women and children who were sitting together and a young man who was passing outside. Only a six-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy survived, both severely injured.” The children who were injured were, Dalal’s daughter Mariam, 6 and a half and Yousef, 10, grandson of Yazi (son of daughter) who received an abdomen injury.

Yazi’s husband and Dalal’s husband were in other houses just across the road, with male neighbours therefore survived the strike.

Subhi,  a survivor of the strike whose wife and three daughters were killed, was interviewed by Amnesty. He stated “I was at home with other neighbours and the women and children were at the house across the road which was bombed. It was a massacre. Why bomb civilians?”

The incident occured at 9:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Dalal Subhi al-Mansour 24 years old female killed
  • Jamila Subhi Hammud al-Mansour 8 years old female Dalal's daughter killed
  • Islam 3 years old female Dalal's daughter killed
  • Ritaj 7 months years old female Dalal's daughter

Family members (2)

  • Yazi AbdNasser Gaoud (Ka’oud) 55 years old female killed
  • Khulud al-Mansour 13 years old female daughter of Yazi killed

Family members (2)

  • AbdalQader AbdRahman al-Mansour 3 years old male child of of Fadila killed
  • Jawaher AbdRahman al-Mansour 2 years old female child of of Fadila killed

Family members (3)

  • Asma Jamous 45 years old female killed
  • Houda Jamous 42 years old female sister of Asma killed
  • Zahra al-Jandal 55 years old female sister of Asma killed
  • Abderrahman Ibn AbdlKarim al-Abdallah 26 years old male killed in same strike just outside the house while rescuing other injured killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (6 children5 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

  • AbdalQader & Jawaher AbdRahman al-Mansour (children of Fadila), killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Abdelqader Abderrahman, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Abderrahman Ibn Abdel Karhim Al Abdallah, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Abderrahman Ibn Abdel Karhim Al Abdallah, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Islam, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Jamila killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Jawaher and Abdelqader Aberrahman al Mansour killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Jawaher Abderrahman al Mansour killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Khulud al Mansour killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Khulud al Mansour killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (via Amnesty)
  • Yazi al Abdal Nasser Groud, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on July 16th 2017, Raqqa. (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
    12
  • (6 children5 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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