Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS699

Incident date

April 16, 2017

Location

الثورة‎, Tabaqa, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Alexandria in Tabaqa, according to local sources.

Ahmad-Alshibli named two victims – killed by unidentified “warplanes and heavy machine guns”.

The victims were additionally named by Q_Alenzy and Step News Agency, which also blamed the Coalition.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohammed Ali Adult male killed
  • Sami Abdel-Ali killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Tabaqa (الثورة), Raqqa governorate‎, for which the coordinates are: 35.8295049, 38.5360909.

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 April 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units, destroyed seven fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.”

For April 16th-17th: the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and suppressed three ISIS tactical units.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]