Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1356a

Incident date

August 8, 2017

Location

Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.945221, 38.991492 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 civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes 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 “Kheder Ibrahim Khalaf was killed in an artillery strike on the house where he was sheltering.”

He was reportedly killed near the Safa Mosque, however no precise location has been confirmed.

Yahia, brother of the victim and survivor of the strike told Amnesty in a testimony that “His six-year-old daughter, Manar, had been injured by a mine about one month earlier when they were trying to leave the city. He left five children, the youngest was born after he died.”

The incident occured at 3:45 pm local time.

  • Kheder Ibrahim Khalaf 32-34 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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