Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS618

Incident date

March 25, 2017

Location

شعيب الذكر, Shoa'ib Al-Zaker, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.800735, 38.267642 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on a house in Shoa’ib Al-Zaker, according to a single source.

According to Q_Alenzy, “Coalition warplanes targeted a building in Shoa’ib Al-Zaker and destroyed it completely but there were no reports of casualties.” Only one known source, Newsjorf, documented a civilian casualty, reporting that “one person was killed when a Coalition warplane raided his house in Shoa’ib Al-Zaker in the western countryside of Raqqa.”

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Syrianpc and Smart news agency all reported a raid by a warplane (sources didn’t identify the culprit), but did not mention civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike on Shoa'ib Al-Zaker, 25th March 2017l. (via Q_Alenzy)

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
  • Stated location
    near Shoa’ib al-Zaker, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDV338620
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 27, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 25th-26th: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed a fighting position, a tactical vehicle, and a mortar system; and damaged a supply route.”

Summary

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

Sources (7) [ collapse]