Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1437

Incident date

September 1, 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

On January 11th 2018, Rami Assaf reported that “news of the martyrdom of the family of Mr. Ahmed Al-Hanan from Muhsin in rural Deir Al-Zour has now been confirmed. They were killed four months ago as a result of the bombing of the International Coalition against the city of Raqqa. Their bodies were found today and were named as Mrs. Sakina Hussein Al-Fathi, and her two children Alaa and Abdul Rahman Al-Hanan. Their father and the eldest son were killed before them in Deir al-Azur”.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently also blamed the Coalition for the deaths.

Deir Ezzor 24, also naming the above victims, reported on January 11th that they “were found today under the rubble following a missile attack on the city of Raqqa about four months ago”.

The exact date of this event is currently unknown.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mrs. Sakina Hussein Al-Fathi Adult female killed
  • Alaa Rahman Al-Hanan Child child of Mrs. Sakina Hussein Al-Fathi killed
  • Abdul Rahman Al-Hanan Child child of Mrs. Sakina Hussein Al-Fathi killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Raqqa (الرقة‎), for which the coordinates are: 35.9505639, 39.0094148. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
  • Jun 28, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

Date unknown

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]