Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1558

Incident date

October 1, 2017

Location

Raqqa, 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

Multiple local sources reported that three male civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqah.

Ar Raqqah Truth said that one of the victims, Shadi Mohammed Azo Mokhtash (pictured), came from the Mashlab area.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Shadi Mohammed Azo Mokhtash Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Mustafa Al-Omar Adult male killed
  • Saleh Al-Ali Al-Saeed Adult male killed

Summary

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

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Shadi Mohammed Azo Mokhtash (via Ar Raqqah Truth)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Raqqa, for which the coordinates are: 35.9505639, 39.0094148. One of the victims was reportedly from the neighbourhood of Mashlab (المشلب), but fighting in this neighbourhood had ended since at least July 2017

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 Mashlab, 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 30th-October 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed 20 fighting positions and a supply route, and suppressed 10 fighting positions.”

Summary

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