Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1546

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

Al Badou neighbourhood, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.961778, 39.006083 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A civilian named as Dalal al-Muhammad al-Khamri, age 33, died in the Al Badou neighborhood of Raqqah city, local sources said.

The citizen journalist group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported his death was a result of “artillery shelling” on the lane al Badu in the neighbourhood. US-led Coalition “warplane missiles” were responsible according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Amer Hweidi, like the majority of sources, suspected artillery shelling. However, it named the SDF as culprit. Airwars understands that only the Coalition has access to artillery in Raqqah.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Dalal al-Muhammad al-Khamri 33 years old 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 attackers
    US-led Coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Badou (حرية) neighbourhood, for which the coordinates are: 35.961778, 39.006083

  • The neighbourhood of Al Badou (البد) in the city of Raqqa

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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 al Badou, 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 28th – 29th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 26 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six vehicles, an IED; and suppressed six fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 28, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions; and suppressed six fighting positions.”

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 attackers
    US-led Coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

Sources (5) [ collapse]