Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1454

Incident date

September 8, 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

One civilian male from Deir Ezzor was reportedly killed in Raqqa, following airstrikes of the US-led Coalition.

All known sources held the Coalition responsible for the attack. No additional details are available at present.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Walid Khalif al-Mousa Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Walid Khalaf al-Mousa (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

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

For September 7th – 8th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 11 strikes destroyed 11 ISIS fighting positions and a command and control node and suppressed three fighting positions.” It was additionally reported that “On Sept. 7, near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 15 vehicles, four VBIEDs and suppressed four fighting positions.”

For September 8th - 9th, the Coalition reported: For September 8th – 9th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 40 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positions, four logistics node, two vehicles, an ISIS communication line, a mortar system, a command and control node and suppressed four fighting positions.” It was additionally reported that “On Sept. 8, near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 vehicles, six logistics nodes, four fighting positions, and an IED; and suppressed three fighting positions.”

United Kingdom
  • English
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    Original

'Thursday 7 September - Tornados destroyed a truck, a fuel depot and a terrorist accommodation block in northern Iraq, while Typhoons attacked a machine-gun team in Raqqa ... On Thursday 7 September, Tornados patrolled over northern Iraq . A couple of miles north-east of Hawijah , a truck carrying a group of extremists was successfully targeted using a Brimstone missile. Our aircraft were then tasked with the destruction of a fuel depot near Sharqat where Daesh had been spotted refueling truck-bombs, as well. Both were struck with Paveway IVs. Over Raqqa , Typhoons flew further to the Syrian Democratic Forces, successfully bombing a light machine-gun position. '

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

'Friday 8 September - has Reaper killed two terrorists setting up an ambush north-east of Dayr az Zawr in Syria , and eliminated Reviews another group in a small building nearby ... A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft Conducted armed reconnaissance over a Largely desert area Some twenty miles North-East Dayr Az Zawr on Friday 8 September. Two terrorists were tracked on a motorcycle as they gathered weapons and headed out to an apparent ambush position. They were both killed by a single Hellfire missile. Not far away, another small group of terrorists were seen entering a small building, and also eliminated with a Hellfire.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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

Sources (4) [ collapse]