Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS551

Incident date

March 5, 2017

Location

الرقة‎, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Airwars assessment

In an event previously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition said no civilians were harmed near Raqqa,

In it’s April 2017 casualty report the Coalition said: “No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

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

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Apr 30, 2017
  • No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 4th-March 5th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS staging area and damaged a supply route.”
For March 5th-March 6th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two vehicles; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition