Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS594

Incident date

March 20, 2017

Location

الثورة‎, Tabaqah, Al A’rid street, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.8295049, 38.5360909 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died and up to 20 were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Tabaqa, according to local sources, in the second of three reported incident in the city that day.

Reporters Talk and Q_Alenzy said that 12 civilians were wounded by “American warplanes”, while according to Qasioun 20 people were injured in Coalition shelling of Al-A’rid street.

According to Smart News, “activists reported that a number of civilians were killed and injured by bombing warplanes likely belonging to the international coalition on the town of al Tabaqa (55 km) west of the city of Raqqa, activists said on Monday.” The source put the death toll at three, as did Alaraby, which also blamed the Coalition.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently published an image of an automated bakery in Al Tabaqa, which it said had been destroyed in a Coalition raid.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A bakery at al Tabaqa which according to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered was destroyed in a Coalition air raid on March 20th 2017. (via RBSS)

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 March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four petroleum oil lubricant equipment pieces, three barges, three fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIED facilities, two VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a tunnel, a vehicle, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; and damaged two supply routes.”

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (17) [ collapse]