Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS419

Incident date

December 22, 2016

Location

جعبر, Ja'abar, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9246445, 38.5273361 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven or more civilians were reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike at Ja’abar during fighting for control of the town.

According to LCCSY, “Civilian martyrs and wounded by the international coalition aircraft bombed on the outskirts of the village of #Ja’abar #Tabaqa city.”

According to the Syrian Network, “six civilians died in International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on Ja’bar village on Raqqa governorate western suburbs.” Al Jisr put the death toll at eight, while Zaman al Wasl said nine died. Syria News Desk cited a local activist as saying that “the raids led to the destruction of three houses and material damage to four other houses adjacent to the bombing site, in addition to the burning of a tractor and a civilian car and other physical damage to other property.”

The Coalition announced in February 2017 that the incident was being assessed. However it concluded on March 4th that “After a review of available information and/or strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in the strikes conducted in this area on that day.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abd Al Latif Ra’afat al Khamri (via RBSS)

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
    Other
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Ar Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 4, 2017
  • After a review of available information and/or strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in the strikes conducted in this area on that day.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For December 21st-22nd the Coalition notes: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL mortar system and suppressed a tactical unit.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]