Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1512

Incident date

September 20, 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

Local media named four civilians as killed in Raqqa by “aerial bombardment and artillery”. The culprit was not identified, though Airwars understands that only the Coalition has access to artillery at Raqqa, and was conducting airstrikes on the city at the time.

The date of the incident is yet to be confirmed. Sources reported the deaths on either September 22nd or 23rd and said that they occurred “a few days ago”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hossein Al – Salloum Al – Ibrahim Adult killed
  • Ali Mohamed El Hassan Adult killed
  • Osama Mohamed El Hassan Adult killed
  • Youssef Said Mouawad Adult killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • 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]

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 19th-20th, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 28 fighting positions, three vehicles, two ISIS communications infrastructure items and an ISIS headquarters."
For September 20th-21st, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 14 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions; a vehicle; two logistics nodes; a VBIED and a VBIED factory.” It additionally added that “On Sept. 20, near Raqqah, Syria, 25 strikes destroyed 30 fighting positions, a logistics node, a an ISIS supply route and damaged two fighting positions, and suppressed a fighting position.”

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

For September 20th, the UK MOD reported that "Wednesday 20 September – Typhoons destroyed a truck carrying mortars in northern Iraq… On Wednesday 20 September, Typhoons successfully bombed a truck carrying mortars some 25 miles north-west of Bayji."

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • 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]