Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1580

Incident date

October 4, 2017

Location

التوسعية, Al Tawosoui'ya neighbourhood, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9633318, 38.9806321 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Fifteen to 16 civilians or more died in an aerial attack reportedly conducted by the US-led Coalition on Al Tawaswiya neighbourhood, Raqqah city, according to local sources.

Saeed Ahmed Al Jum’a, his family and another family of relatives were documented killed by the source Marsad Al Hassaka, amongst other reports.

According to Smart activists, “the Tawasu’iya neighborhoods, the Bedouins and the White Garden area have been hit by about 20 coalition raids and 60 artillery and missile rounds from SDF”.

All sources attributed the attack to the US-led Coalition. Airwars will amend the entry when any new information arises.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Saeed Ahmed Al Jum’a Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 16
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention residential buildings being struck in the neighbourhood of Al Tawassiya (التوسعیة), for which the coordinates are: 35.9633318, 38.9806321. The area refers to several neighbourhoods on the North West of Raqqah (الرقة‎), however, due to limited information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further

  • Al Tawassiya neighbourhood (التوسعیة) in the North West of Raqqah (الرقة‎)

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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 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 October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 16
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]