Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1419

Incident date

August 26, 2017

Location

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

A male civilian was killed as a result of US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, local media reported. All tracked sources held the US-led Coalition responsible, referring to “bombing by International Coalition aircraft”.

Airwars has limited information on the location of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hussein Mohammed Ali Adult male icknamed “Abu Sobhi” 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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Hussein Mohammed Ali" nicknamed Abu Sobhi, killed in an alleged Coalition raid on Raqqa, August 26th 2017. (via @syrien0)

Geolocation notes

Airwars has insufficient information to geolocate the incident beyond Raqqa city. The assessment summary uses genetic coordinates for Raqqa: 35.9505639, 39.0094148

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 August 26th-27th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six logistics nodes, and three vehicles.” It was additionally reported that “On Aug. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, 22 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions.” And that “On Aug. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed five fighting positions.”

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

‘Saturday 26 August – Typhoons and Tornados eliminated four sniper teams in Raqqa…The focus for RAF missions remained on Raqqa over the weekend. A mixed flight bombed four sniper teams there on Saturday 26 August, whilst on Sunday, three RAF flights used Paveway IVs to attack a total of ten Daesh positions in the city.’

Media
from belligerent (1) [ collapse]

  • For Aug 23rd-29th, France report 8 strikes in Iraq and 11 strikes in Syria, plus 46 artillery missions in Tal Afar, Iraq.(@EtatMajorFR)

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]