Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS681

Incident date

April 10, 2017

Location

الرقة‎, Al Idkar, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.955833, 38.986389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and seven others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Idkhar at Raqqa according to Alaraby, Sadasham and the Smart News Agency.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Coalition carried out strikes in Raqqa on “the former Political Security building” used as a headquarters by ISIL. It didn’t mention civilian casualties but said that five ISIL members were killed and four wounded – though it’s currently unclear whether this was at Al Idkhar.

The incident was first reported on April 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm by Euphrates Post.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the “former political security building” and Al Idkhar  (راخدلإا يح) neighbourhood also know as the “Popular Housing” in Raqqa. The coordinates for Al Idkhar neighbourhood (راخدلإا يح) are: 35.955833, 38.986389. It should be noted that Al Idkhar area is small, only approximately 200 m × 200m. We were unable to locate the “former political security building”.

  • Idkhar neighbourhood is an area of only 200 m × 200 m.

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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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Al Idkhar, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 9th-10th: the Coalition did not report any strikes near Raqqa, though did note that “Near Tabqah, 14 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed five vehicles, two fighting positions, and a VBIED; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.“

For April 10th-11th: the Coalition reported "* Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit " and "* Near Tabqah, 12 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, destroyed three fighting positions, one VBIED and a tactical vehicle."

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]