Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1439

Incident date

September 3, 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

Three men were documented as victims of suspected US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqa City.

The specific location of the incident was not reported, though all sources blamed the US-led Coalition. Further information will be added to the entry when it arises.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Al – Abdullah Al – Awad Adult male killed
  • Suwaileh Al – Abdullah Al – Awad Adult male killed
  • Mahmoud Sweileh Al Abdullah Adult male killed

Summary

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

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • One of the three victims who died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, posted by RBSS on September 3rd, 2017.
  • One of the three victims who died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, posted by RBSS on September 3rd, 2017.
  • One of the three victims who died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, posted by RBSS on September 3rd, 2017.

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
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SEV008784
    Military Grid Reference System

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

For September 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, four logistics nodes, three IEDs, two staging areas, a mortar system, a vehicle, and a command and control node.” It also reported that “On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and suppressed two fighting positions.” And that “On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.” And in addition that “On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions.”
For September 3rd-4th the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, 21 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positions, two pieces of ISIS communications infrastructure, two vehicles, a VBIED, a command and control node, and a logistics node." It also reported that "On Sept. 1, near Raqqah, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units." And that "On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and suppressed two fighting positions."

Summary

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