Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1600

Incident date

October 7, 2017

Location

الرميلة, Ar Raqqah: Rumaila neighbourhood, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.959444, 39.0325 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

At least six civilians from one family reportedly died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Al Rumaila neighbourhood, Raqqah city. Marsad Al Hasaka named six of the victims and listed the mother of the victims listed belowand another unknown child.

Quoting Al-Shibli, Al Fayha reported that “the shelling focused on the “expansionist and Bedouin neighborhoods” inside the city, targeting the perimeter of the municipal stadium, and pointing out the presence of more than ten thousand civilians still trapped inside the city along with the interruption of electricity, water, vegetables and milk for the children from the city, which has been in a siege of suffocating for nearly four months”. Al Fahya also reported that eleven family members in total died.

All sources alleged the US-led Coalition was responsible for the attack on Al Rumaila and the resultant loss of civilian life.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mahmoud Al Fayadh Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Al Fayadh Age unknown male killed
  • Hani Al Fayadh Age unknown male killed
  • Mary Al Fayadh Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (1–5 children1 woman)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

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
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • 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
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (1–5 children1 woman)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]