Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS361

Incident date

November 7, 2016

Location

الرقة‎, 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

A man was killed in Raqqa by a Coalition strike, according to one local source.

RBSS reported that a “young man” named Ammar Omar al Dakmawi was killed in a Coaltion raid on Raqqa. VDC identifed him as a civilian.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Ammar Omar al Dakmawi (via RBSS)
  • Translation: Al Raqqa activists: the young man Ammar Omar Al Dakmawi killed in coalition raids on al Raqqa. He is from Deir Ezzor.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa.

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

‘Monday 7 November – Typhoons destroyed rocket and mortar equipment near Bayji, while Reaper engaged four terrorist targets near Mosul and one near Raqqah…Although support to the Iraqi efforts to liberate Mosul is the highest priority for the Royal Air Force aircraft operating against Daesh, patrols over Syria and other areas of Iraq are also being maintained, and on Monday 7 November, a Typhoon mission armed with Paveway IV guided bombs destroyed a stockpile of rocket and mortar equipment to the north of Bayji, and a Reaper conducting armed reconnaissance near Raqqah struck a Daesh vehicle with a Hellfire missile. Near Mosul, a Reaper provided close air support to Iraqi forces. Daesh fighters were observed firing a recoilless anti-tank gun at the Iraqi troops, then loading the weapon into a vehicle. As the vehicle pulled away, it was destroyed by a Hellfire. The Reaper’s crew then used a further three Hellfires, which have a very low risk of collateral damage, in successful attacks on groups of extremists as they engaged in street fighting with the Iraqi troops.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (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 (4) [ collapse]