Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1601

Incident date

October 7, 2017

Location

Bared al Daraia, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.96394, 38.990135 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An adult male civilian Sherif Ibrahim al-Sharif (pictured), a resident of the Bared al Daraia neighbourhood, died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah city according to reports.

There is very limited information at present, and amendments will be made to the entry when any new information is known.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Sherif Ibrahim al-Sharif Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Sherif Ibrahim al-Sharif allegedly killed by US-led Coalition airstrikes (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Bared al Daraia (حي برید الدرعیة), however, due to limited information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. A possible location for this incident is between the neighbourhood of Al Daraia (الدرعية) and an area called Al Baryd (البرید), for which the coordinates are: 35.963940, 38.990135

  • A possible location for this incident is between the neighbourhood of Al Daraia (الدرعية) and an area called Al Baryd (البرید)

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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 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (2) [ collapse]