Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1292

Incident date

July 28, 2017

Location

الرقة‎, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9505639, 39.0094148 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died in alleged Coalition air and artillery strikes on Raqqa, according to local media.

@abumuazalraqqa and Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that a Coalition airstrike was responsible for the death of Fathi al-Nusan.

Initially the name ‘Haj Ahmed Laila Salim Ali’ was also reported in connection to this incident, but the name (with a photograph of the victim) was repeated in another report. therefore Airwars has removed the name from this incident, the report on Haj Ahmed Laila Salim Ali’s death can be found under incident code CS1287.

Al Raqqa Ahlna named three civilians killed by “aerial bombardment and shelling” of Raqqa.

It is Airwars’ understanding that only the Coalition is using artillery in Raqqa.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ismail Mustafa Balibl Age unknown male killed by artillery killed
  • Fathi Al-Nasan Adult male killed by artillery killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Fathi al-Nusan, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, July 28th 2017. (via RBSS)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 31, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 28th-29th: “Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, an artillery system, and a vehicle; and suppressed a fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On July 28, near Raqqah, Syria, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units, destroyed an anti-air artillery system, and damaged seven fighting positions.”

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

‘Friday 28 July – a Tornado and Typhoon pair struck a Daesh position in Raqqa…Another mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair assisted the SDF in Raqqa on Friday 28 July, and a Paveway IV was used to destroy a terrorist position.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (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

Sources (3) [ collapse]